Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the maximum number of pets I can have?

There is no city ordinance which pertains to the number of animals permitted in a household.

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Animal Control Services
Category:
Animals

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

Q1162
Is it necessary to vaccinate very old animals or animals that stay indoors?

Questions concerning the health of your pet should be addressed by your Veterinarian.

From:
Animal Control Services
Category:
Animals

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

Q1163
Does my housecat need a license?

It is not required by law, but many owners concerned with their pet's well-being will make sure the cat has an identification tag or has been microchipped.

From:
Animal Control Services
Category:
Animals

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

Q1164
What does Animal Control do to try to reunite stray animals with their owners?

Animal Control Staff will follow-up on all animals found with any type of identification, canvass lost pet notices posted at the Kennel, in the newspaper, and various lost and found web sites. In addition, lost and found animals are posted here.

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Animal Control Services
Category:
Animals

Last updated: 10/28/2016 - 8:40am

Q1165
Does the kennel accept donations? What kind? What is needed?

The Kennel accepts and needs pet supplies, blankets, beds, towels, newspapers, leashes, collars, dog/puppy food, cat/kitten food, cat litter, dog treats, food bowls, water bowls, and money.

Donations can be dropped off or mailed to:
City of Cleveland Kennel
9203 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44102
Attn: Chief Animal Control Officer

You can contact the Friends of The Cleveland Kennel or call 216.274.9480 for more information.

From:
Animal Control Services
Category:
Animals

Last updated: 03/18/2019 - 2:57pm

Q1166
Will the Division of Animal Control pick up a dog that I no longer want?

No. The Division of Animal Control only picks up stray dogs. The Animal Protective League accepts dogs from their owners. You can contact them at 216.771.4616.

From:
Animal Control Services
Category:
Animals

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

Q1167
Does the Division of Animal Control offer overnight boarding for dogs and cats?

No. Check the yellow pages or online for "Boarding Kennels".

From:
Animal Control Services
Category:
Animals

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

Q1168
Which shots are provided by the Division of Animal Control for dogs or cats before adoption?

Bordetello Vaccination and DHLPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvo, and parainfluenza).

From:
Animal Control Services
Category:
Animals

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

Q1169
What are some precautions that I can take to avoid being attacked by an unleashed dog?
  • Never approach a strange dog, especially one who's tied up, confined behind a fence, or in a car
  • Don't pet a dog, even your own, without letting him/her see and sniff you first
  • Never turn your back to a dog and run away - a dog's natural instinct is to chase and catch prey
  • Don't disturb a dog that's sleeping, eating, chewing on a toy, or caring for puppies
  • Be cautious around strange dogs - if a dog doesn't know you, you may be seen as a threat
From:
Animal Control Services
Category:
Animals

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

Q1170
What should I do if I think a dog may attack?
  • Remain motionless with your hands at your sides until the dog loses interest, then slowly back away until s/he is out of sight. Never turn your back to the dog
  • If the dog attacks, "feed" it your jacket, purse, or anything that you can put between you and the dog
  • If you fall or are knocked to the ground, curl into a ball with your hands over your ears and your chin tucked to your chest and remain motionless and try to not scream or roll around
From:
Animal Control Services
Category:
Animals

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

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