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Dear Neighborhood Associations,

Addressing livability issues between people and animals within city and county neighborhoods is a priority.  We are here to assist neighborhoods by enforcing laws for dogs, nuisance animal complaints such picking up stray animals and conducting cruelty,neglect and bite investigations.

Pet ownership among U.S. households is reported to be at 64% with dogs and cats found in at least one out of three homes.  The Animal Resource Center celebrates the relationship between people and animals with a conscientious aim towards public health and safety.

We dedicate this part of our website specifically for neighborhood associations looking for quick, simple, and accurate information to copy and publish as written in association newsletters.   We will make changes to the seasons and weather, and post information when animals health issues are present in the community.  If you have topics you wish to see added please e-mail sagesterm@mcohio.org

Animal Resource Center General Information
6790 Webster St.
Dayton ,Ohio 45414
(937) 898-4457

Animal Care & Control Hours:
Monday thru Sunday  8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Contact Animal Control Call Center 898-4457

Animal Resource Center Business Hours:
Monday thru Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (Animal Search Only)

Contact 898-4457

Why does Your dog Bark?   
1.   Kennel Position
2.   Kennel Size and Condition
3.   Boredom
4.   Neighboring Children
5.   A change in the family
6.   Hunger
7.   Attention Seeking
8.   Lack of Exercise
9.   Fleas or Troublesome Flies
10. Continual Barking may well be a cry for help

Don't try to discipline your dog barking by yelling at it.  If you raise your voice you are telling your dog that "loud is O.K."

Summer Care Tips for Your Pets
Summer is a time for both you and your pet to enjoy the sunshine and the outdoors, but this season also offers situations that can endanger your pet.  Here are some tips for pet owners in order to keep their furry friends safe this summer.
  • You may be tempted to take your pet with you in the car when you travel or run errands.  During warm weather, the inside of a vehicle can reach 120 degrees in a matter of minutes even when parked in the shade.  Pets left in hot cars even briefly can suffer from heat exhaustion, heat stroke and even die.  To avoid any chance that your pet will succumb to the heat of your car, play it safe and leave your pet cool and refreshed at home. 
  • Driving with a dog in the back of a pick-up is very dangerous.  Flying debris can cause injury to your pet or your dog may be unintentionally thrown out of the bed of the truck.  Dogs should ride in the cab or in a secured crate in the bed of the truck.
  • Plenty of fresh water and shade is extremely important.  In summer heat your pet can suffer from heat stroke or heat exhaustion.  Owners need to know the signs:  heavy panting, rapid pulse, glazed eyes staggering gait, vomiting and/or a deep red or purple tongue.  If your pet becomes overheated immediately begin lowering its body temperature.   Get your pet in the shade and begin applying cool (not cold) water.  Most importantly, get him to a veterinarian.
  • Even during the summer months pets need exercise and one must use caution.  Limit exercise to early morning or evening hours.  Bear in mind that asphalt gets extremely hot and can burn your pet's paws.
  • Crowded summer events and pets do not mix well.  The loud noises and crowds combined with the heat can be stressful and dangerous.  Remember, incidents of dog bites increase during the summer.
  • Ensure that your pet is wearing a collar and identification (dogs are required to wear their license).  That was if your pet gets separated or lost he has a greater chance of being reunited with his owner.