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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
    866-869-4900
    31 E Locust St
    Wilmington, Ohio 45177

    Ohio Insurance Exchange, Inc.
    1-800-473-1215
    1-740-681-9997
    112 E. Main St.
    Lancaster, Ohio 43130

     

    Highlights
    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,