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    Animal Care & Control

         

    Our Animal Control Officers picking up a dog caught in a trap.

    What we do

    Our Animal Care and Control Officers enforce the dogs laws in Montgomery County and keep the public safe from animal-related health or safety dangers. They also educate the public and teach pet owners to be more responsible citizens.

    Animal Care and Control Officers respond to requests for service from the public, police departments, etc. Routine responses include sick or injured dogs, stray dogs, loose owned pets, and bite animals. Animal Care and Control Officers will respond to your needs in uniform and a county vehicle.

    To better help us help you any of or all of the following information may be useful:

    • Location of dog
    • Exact address of owner
    • Time owner is usually home
    • Time dog is normally running loose
    • Description of dog

       

    Main Office
    Telephone (937) 898-4457
    Fax            (937) 454-8139

    Enforcement Division Supervisors:

    Director
    Mark Kumpf

    Field Supervisor
    Robert Sexton


     

     
     

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    Highlights
    Bark Park Hill

    We are happy to announce as of 9 AM on Tuesday May 6, 2014 the large portion of the bark park hill is OPEN for the season!!

    Mingle With Our Mutts

    Please join us the Second Sunday of each month from Noon - 2 PM for Mingle with Our Mutts we will have lots of adoptable dogs and cats looking for new homes. 

    Summer Safety Tips


    Summer is a time for both you and your pet to enjoy the sunshine and the outdoors, but this season can also offer situations that can endanger your pet.

    *You may be tempted to take your pet with you when you travel or run errands.  During warm weather, the inside of a vehicle can reach 120 degrees in a matter of minutes.

    *Driving with a dog in the back of a pick-up truck is very dangerous.  Flying debris can cause injury to your pet or your pet may be unintentionally thrown our of the bed of the truck.

    *Plenty of fresh water and shade is extremely important.  In the summer heat your pet can suffer from heat stroke or heat exhaustion.  Owners need to know the signs:  heavy panting, rapid pulse, glazed eyes.

    *Even during the summer pets need exercise and one must use caution.  Limit exercise to early morning and early evening hours.

    *Crowded summer events and pets do not mix well.  The loud noises and crowds combined with the heat can be stressful and dangerous,