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    State Law Enforcement

              Animal Care and Control Badge                              Animal Resource Center Van

    According to Ohio state law, we are mandated to enforce sections 955.01 to 955.27, 955.29 to 955.38, and 955.50 of the Ohio Revised Code.

    Explanation of commonly enforced sections:

    Control of Dogs
    No owner, keeper and/or harborer of any dog shall fail to keep it either physically confined upon the premises by a leash, tether, adequate fence, or secure enclosure to prevent escape, or under reasonable control of some person.  955.22ORC

    Dog Licensing
    All dogs three months of age or older must be licensed.  No dog shall be harbored, kept and/or owned without displaying a current valid dog registration tag from the county where the dog is kept.  955.21ORC. For more information.

    Tags to Be Worn
    A valid license tag must be worn by the dog(s) at all times.  955.10ORC

    Abandoning Animals
    No owner or keeper of a dog, cat, or other domestic animal , shall abandon such animal.  959.01ORC

    Cruelty to Animals
    No person shall torture an animal, deprive one of necessary sustenance, unnecessarily or cruelly beat needlessly mutilate, or confine an animal without providing a sufficient quantity of good wholesome food and water.  No person shall confine an animal without providing access to shelter from wind, rain, snow, or excessive sunlight if it can reasonably be expected the animal would otherwise become sick or in some other way suffer. (959.13ORC)

    Vicious Dog Insurance

    Lester Kalmanson Agency Inc.
    (407) 645-5000
    235 S. Maitland Ave P.O. Box 940008
    Maitland, Florida 32794

    Farmer's Insurance
    (937) 283-8989
    31 E Locust St
    Wilmington, Ohio 45177

    Ohio Insurance Exchange, Inc.
    112 E. Main St.
    Lancaster, Ohio 43130


    Bark Park Big Hill - Closing

    The time has come. Some of you may have noticed the large "patches" on the hill. With the constant rain and weather, the hill hasn't been keeping up appearances. We received word from the Solid Waste folks that November 12, 2014, the main hill will close for the winter. In the interim, please stay away from the patches and any cones that have been put out. These mark areas that are either undergoing refurbishment or repair. On a positive note, a grant application has been submitted for new furniture and replacement trash receptacles for the park. We will keep everyone posted on the developments. Sonny's Acres will remain open throughout the winter 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.