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To Better Serve The Citizens of Montgomery County, We Will Now Be Open on Sundays and Holidays for Lost and Found Searches ONLY. During These Special Hours We Can Only Accept Cash (with exact change), Checks, Mastercard or Visa, and Proper ID is Required.
County Honors Injured Dog With #1 Dog Tag
On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith, along with County Commissioners Judy Dodge and Debbie Lieberman, honored an injured dog with the #1 Dog Tag at the Animal Resource Center. The dog has been under the care of the ARC since last week. The #1 Dog Tag was purchased at last year’s “Pet Afflaire” sponsored by the Humane Society of Greater Dayton. The purchaser asked that the tag be donated to a deserving dog to reinforce the importance of licensing pets. The deadline to purchase a 2013 Montgomery County Dog License is January 31, 2013. Visit www.mcohio.org/dogs
On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, Renee Parcell of Dayton was driving on Interstate 75 around 10 p.m. when she saw a badly injured dog on the side of the highway. Renee pulled over, walked back to the dog and realized the collie was hurt after possibly being hit by a car. Renee transported the dog, affectionately named “Crash,” to an emergency veterinarian clinic in Dayton where it was determined he had two broken legs. Renee paid for the initial cost of treatment out of her own pocket, but surgery to repair Crash’s broken legs and eventual rehabilitation will cost up to $6,000. Renee contacted her friend, Beth Honaker, who immediately enlisted the help of the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center.
Crash was brought to the ARC where the caring, dedicated staff did an assessment and is now caring for him. Crash did not have a dog license or a microchip, so finding his owner has proved difficult. The ARC has committed $1,000 from its “Tiny Tim Fund” to aid in Crash’s recovery. Donations to the Tiny Tim Fund provide veterinary care and support for needy pets in our community. Renee and Beth are working with the ARC to raise funds for the additional costs.
The ARC hopes Crash’s owners can be reunited with their dog. If no one comes forward, Crash will be available for adoption.
Anyone with information on Crash or who would like to donate to the Tiny Tim Fund, can contact the ARC at 937-898-4457 or AnimalShelter@mcohio.org. The ARC is located at 6790 Webster Street in Dayton. Donations can also be made online at: http://www.gofundme.com/1xmods
A big 'thank you' to the Vandalia Kentucky Fried Chicken/Long John Silver for their generous donation to the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center!
2013 Dog Licenses On Sale December 1, 2012 through January 31, 2013
2013 Montgomery County dog licenses go on sale Saturday, December 1, 2012! Dog owners can purchase their license from December 1, 2012 through January 31, 2013.
Owners whose dogs have been spayed or neutered will pay a $20 license fee. Owners whose dogs have not been altered will pay $24 per dog license.
All currently licensed dogs registered as spayed or neutered will automatically pay the $20 license fee. For newly acquired dogs, owners can:
There are exceptions made for dog breeders who have proper registration and hunters who have a valid hunting license and use their dog for hunting. In addition, dogs that are medically certified by their veterinarian as being too old or health compromised may receive the $20 rate by providing certification with their application to the Auditor's Office.
Licenses are available online at www.mcohio.org/dogs, at Montgomery County Auditor Karl Keith’s Office, the Animal Resource Center and numerous outposts. Call 937-225-4314 for more information.
Dog license sales are the Animal Resource Center’s major source of funding. Proceeds from license sales ensure that the Animal Resource Center can care for stray and lost animals, spay and neuter every animal that leaves the center as an adopted pet and provide animal control services throughout the County.
The Animal Resource Center is a nationally recognized shelter providing excellent service and care to the citizens of Montgomery County and their pets.
ARC Receives Top Honor...Again!
The National Animal Control Association (NACA) has selected the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center as the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Animal Control Agency Award. The ARC received this top honor in 2010 and is the only agency to be recognized twice with this award in the past two decades.
“To receive this award twice is an incredible accomplishment and we could not be more proud of the Animal Resource Center staff,” said Montgomery County Commission President Judy Dodge. “Montgomery County is committed to providing excellent service and care to our citizens and their pets. This award is evidence of that commitment.”
NACA’s selection criteria for the 2012 Outstanding Agency Award included the ARC’s effective training program for personnel, outstanding/innovative public education programs, and active community involvement.
The nominations were considered along with those from other agencies from across the United States and selected as meeting the highest standards. Montgomery County ARC Director Mark Kumpf accepted the award on September 6, 2012 at NACA’s Annual Training Summit held this year in Louisville, Kentucky.
ARC thanks the Iams Corporation for their generosity and support of our shelter. The premium food that Iams donates to feed the 10,000+ cats and dogs that come to us each year is a huge help! The waste bag dispensers at the Montgomery County Bark Park help keep the park clean and make it a fun place to visit.