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Is there a web page that shows photos of animals that are available from the Division of Animal Control?

The Division of Animal Control posts photos of available dogs here. 

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Animal Control Services
Category:
Animals

Last updated: 10/28/2016 - 8:45am

Q1151
There is a stray animal near my house. Does the Division of Animal Control trap animals?

Traps are set up for stray dogs when needed, according to written guidelines. Please call the Division of Animal Control at 216.664.3069 seven days/week from 7:30am to 3pm for details. The Division of Animal Control does not trap cats at this time.

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Animal Control Services
Category:
Animals

Last updated: 01/02/2020 - 11:16am

Q1152
Are there any requirements (license, shots) for usage of a dog park?

There are no city ordinances regarding the use of dog parks, but they do have signs that list their rules.

From:
Animal Control Services
Category:
Animals

Last updated: 03/02/2015 - 12:28pm

Q1153
Can I get shots at the Division of Animal Control for my dog and cat?

The Division of Animal Control does not have a Veterinarian at this time. Check the yellow pages or look online for a Veterinarian near you.

From:
Animal Control Services
Category:
Animals

Last updated: 03/02/2015 - 12:28pm

Q1154
My dog is missing, what should I do?

To best procedure to follow is to call and visit:

Only you can truly identify your dog. You should also check with neighboring city animal control offices. We also recommend that you post a notice on and check the lost/found web sites including Petango, Cleveland.com, Craigslist.org, Petharbor.com, and missingpetads.com.

From:
Animal Control Services
Category:
Animals

Last updated: 01/02/2020 - 11:18am

Q1155
My dog is sick, where can I call to get medical help?

You can check the yellow pages for a veterinarian near you. If you need a Veterinarian after normal business hours or on weekends, you can call:

Animal Emergency Clinic West
5320 West 140th St.
Brookpark, Ohio
216.362.6000

Westpark Animal Hospital
4117 Rocky River Drive
216.252.4500

VCA Great Lakes Veterinary Specialists
5035 Richmond Road
Bedford Heights, OH 44146

From:
Animal Control Services
Category:
Animals

Last updated: 03/02/2015 - 12:28pm

Q1156
Does the Division of Animal Control provide routine vet care and grooming?

The Division of Animal Control does not provide Veterinarian or grooming services, but you can find providers online or in the yellow pages.

From:
Animal Control Services
Category:
Animals

Last updated: 03/02/2015 - 12:28pm

Q1158
Is there a breeders permit?

The City of Cleveland does not require a breeders permit.

From:
Animal Control Services
Category:
Animals

Last updated: 03/02/2015 - 12:28pm

Q1159
Can I purchase a pet identification microchip from the Division of Animal Control?

Yes. The cost of the microchip is $25. Please check for service availability at 216.664.3069 prior to coming, and bring your pet to the Kennel (map) at 9203 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH  44102. The Kennel opens at 10am daily. It closes at 3pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and at 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Microchips are also available at the Cleveland APL (website) and many veterinarians in the area.

From:
Animal Control Services
Category:
Animals

Last updated: 03/08/2019 - 3:40pm

Q1160
Are there youth group presentations regarding animal welfare issues and animal laws?

The Division of Animal Control does not offer this service, but you can visit or contact one of these organizations for humane education for children:

From:
Animal Control Services
Category:
Animals

Last updated: 03/02/2015 - 12:28pm

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