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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),
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February 10, 2014 Statement from Animal Resource Center Director Mark Kumpf:
I first want to extend our condolences to the Richey family. Klonda was a member
of the Montgomery County family at Children Services for 25 years.There have been
many questions about what happened at 31 Bruce Avenue in Dayton last Friday.
We cannot comment about the active police investigation, but we can provide
background on calls and reports we received concerning dogs at 35 Bruce Avenue.
The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center has received 13 calls concerning 35 Bruce Avenue, ranging from condition checks on dogs to dogs running loose and dogs barking, beginning in December of 2011 and with the final call coming in September of 2013. Animal Care and Control Officers responded to each and every call. In all but two cases, we found no one at home or no one answered the door. In addition, all but one call made to our agency were anonymous.
Under Ohio laws, for a “dog at large,” the officer must witness the dog off the property and not under the owner’s immediate control. It cannot be issued as a citation based on a third party witnessing the event. In each of these calls, our officers did not witness the dogs off the property or not in the control of their owner.We educate when possible and issue citations when we witness the violation. If no officer witnesses the conduct, the number of complaints does not allow for a citation or other action.
When we received a complaint and find no violation, that closes the complaint.Many have asked why these dogs were not designated as “dangerous dogs.”
Here is the criteria for a “dangerous dog:”
- Dangerous dog means a dog that, without provocation, and subject to division of the Ohio Revised Code, has done one of the following:
o Caused injury, other than killing or serious injury, to any person;
o Killed another dog;
o Been subject or a third or subsequent violation of division of section 955.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.
We have no record of either of these dogs biting a person or killing another dog, nor have any citations been issued for a nuisance animal or running at large violation.
Vaccination Clinic Being Held Saturday, January 25, 2014 for Pet Owners in Need
When: Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Where: Montgomery County Animal Resource Center
6790 Webster St.
Dayton, OH 45414
Who: Anyone on public assistance or unemployment can bring in their cats and dogs for yearly routine vaccinations (must bring proof of public assistance or unemployment benefits).
Cost: $5 per animal. Dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in a carrier
Pre-registration is encouraged due to limited quantities of vaccinations available. To pre-register, call the Animal Resource Center at (937) 898-4457 or email AnimalShelter@mcohio.org.
2014 Dog Licenses on Sale Through January 31st
2014 Montgomery County dog licenses are on sale now through January 31, 2014!
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, various Kroger locations, 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.
Meet Maggie, the 2013 Rewards Magazine Pet Photo Contest Winner!
Click on the photo below to view the video!
Black Friday Adoption Event a Huge Success!!
A big 'thank you' to Andrew Trick of Dayton who made a generous donation on Black Friday on behalf of Lucky's Taproom & Eatery! This donation covered license fees for our dog and puppy adopters...meaning these four-legged friends are going home at no cost to the new owners! Thank you!!
The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center is proud to be one of only 60 Shelters in US that participates in the Pets Mart Charities Rescue Waggin! Please watch this video to learn more!
WilmerHale Dogs of Fall Adoption Fest - September 28, 2013
33 dogs were adopted! Thank you WilmerHale and our partners from the Humane Society of Greater Dayton and SICSA Pet Adoption Center!
Two County Employees Receive National Awards for Work with the Animal Resource Center
The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center (ARC) is proud to announce that two Montgomery County employees have been selected by the National Animal Control Association (NACA) to receive the Bill Lehman Memorial Award and the Diane Lane Memorial Award.
Steve Glardon, Volunteer for the ARC and IT Manager for Montgomery County, was selected as the recipient of the Diane Lane Memorial Award for his dedication and service as a volunteer at the facility. Glardon began as a volunteer working with the adoption of dogs and their socialization. He now excels in his position of Adoption Counselor and assists the volunteer coordinator with volunteer orientations, presenting to prospective volunteers, and mentoring other volunteers in the ARC. He was voted as the Volunteer of the Year in 2012 by the staff at the ARC, which shows his outstanding commitment to his volunteer work and to the welfare of the animals at the shelter.
Cathy Petersen, Communications Manager for Montgomery County, was selected as the recipient of the 2013 Bill Lehman Memorial Award for her exemplary service to Montgomery County’s ARC. Petersen supports the promotional efforts for multiple ARC programs including the annual dog licensing campaign, public service announcements, National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week, and more. Petersen has been instrumental in assisting the ARC promote their message to the community. She is truly a “friend” to the ARC and to animal control efforts.
Both recipients traveled to Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday, September 5th to attend the annual NACA Training Summit and receive their respective awards.
Congratulations and thank you to Cathy Petersen and Steve Glardon for their exceptional service to the Animal Resource Center and for their national recognition.
About the Bill Lehman Memorial Award
This winner of this award is not directly employed in the animal control field, but has shown exceptional awareness in animal control matters that merit distinction. The winner shall be recognized as a “friend” of animal control, for contributions and outstanding action that assist in furthering the positive image of animal control professionals through local, state, or national animal control associations.
About the Diane Lane Memorial Award
This award is for outstanding volunteer service in animal welfare related fields. The winner shall demonstrate exceptional dedication or performed outstanding work far and beyond the requirements of their volunteer position.
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.