The board of county commissioners shall provide nets and other suitable devices for the taking of dogs in a humane manner, provide a suitable place for impounding dogs, make proper provision for feeding and caring for the same, and provide humane devices and methods for destroying dogs. In any county in which there is a society for the prevention of cruelty to children and animals, having one or more agents and maintaining an animal shelter suitable for a dog pound and devices for humanely destroying dogs, the board need not furnish a dog pound, but the county dog warden shall deliver all dogs seized by him and his deputies to such society at its animal shelter, there to be dealt with in accordance with law. The board shall provide for the payment of reasonable compensation to such society for its services so performed out of the dog and kennel fund. The board may designate and appoint any officers regularly employed by any society organized under sections 1717.02 to 1717.05, inclusive, of the Revised Code, to act as county dog warden or deputies for the purpose of carrying out sections 955.01 to 955.27, inclusive, and 955.29 to 955.38, inclusive, of the Revised Code, if such society whose agents are so employed owns or controls a suitable place for keeping and destroying dogs.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953