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Canine Control

Lucas County Canine Care & Control is responsible for enforcing Chapter 955 of the Ohio Revised Code. We have five Canine Control Officers who provide services to the community. These officers investigate dog bites, respond to reports of dogs running loose or injured dogs, pick up found dogs and transport them to the shelter, seek medical care for sick or injured dogs, and much, much more.

 

If you would like to report a dog running loose, a dog bite or unlicensed dogs, please call our office at 419-213-2800.

 

State Laws

The Ohio Revised Code has laws regarding dogs running loose, dog licenses and nuisance, dangerous and vicious dogs outlined in Chapter 955. This is the section of the Code that our Canine Control Officers enforce. ORC Chapter 959 covers animal cruelty and neglect and is enforced by Humane Agents, locally by the Toledo Area Humane Society.

Local Dog Related Ordinances

The following is a collection of dog related ordinances for municipalities within Lucas County. Most local ordinances must be enforced by the appropriate municipal law enforcement agency. Canine Control Officers do not have the ability to charge citizens with violations of these laws. If you have further questions regarding any of these ordinances, please contact the municipality directly. These are simply a collection of ordinances for viewer information and may not reflect new changes in code.

 

City of Maumee

Chapter 505 – Animals and Fowl

505.01   Dogs and other animals running at large.

505.02   Impounding and disposition.

505.03   Annual registration of dogs; tags required.

505.04   Abandoning animals.

505.05   Killing or injuring animals.

505.06   Poisoning animals.

505.07   Cruelty to animals generally.

505.071   Cruelty to companion animals.

505.08   Nuisance conditions prohibited.

505.09   Barking or howling dogs.

505.10   Animal bites; reports and quarantine.

505.11   Hunting prohibited.

505.13   Report of escape of exotic or dangerous animal.

505.15   Trapping restricted.

505.17   Rabies immunization required.

505.99   Penalty

City of Oregon

Chapter 505 – Animals and Fowl

505.01   Animals running at large.

505.02   Impounding and disposition; records.

505.03   Annual registration of dogs; tags required.

505.04   Abandoning animals.

505.05   Killing or injuring animals.

505.06   Poisoning animals.

505.07   Cruelty to animals generally.

505.071   Cruelty to companion animals.

505.08   Nuisance conditions prohibited.

505.09   Barking or howling dogs.

505.10   Animal bites; reports and quarantine.

505.11   Hunting, trapping prohibited; exception.

505.14   Report of escape of exotic or dangerous animal.

505.15   Rabies immunization required.

505.16   Confinement or restraint of a dog; liability insurance.

505.99   Penalty.

City of Sylvania

Chapter 505 – Animals

505.01  DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS RUNNING AT LARGE.

505.02  IMPOUNDING AND DISPOSITION; RECORDS.

505.03  ANNUAL REGISTRATION OF DOGS; TAGS REQUIRED.

505.04  ABANDONING ANIMALS.

505.05  KILLING OR INJURING ANIMALS.

505.06  POISONING ANIMALS.

505.061 TRESPASSING ANIMALS.

505.07  CRUELTY TO ANIMALS GENERALLY.

505.071 CRUELTY TO COMPANION ANIMALS.

505.08  NUISANCE CONDITIONS AND FEEDING OF WILDLIFE AND STRAY ANIMALS PROHIBITED.

505.09  NOISY ANIMALS OR FOWL.

505.10  RABIES IMMUNIZATION REQUIRED.

505.11  DEFECATION REMOVAL REQUIRED.

505.12  HUNTING PROHIBITED.

City of Toledo

Chapter 1706 – Dogs

1706.01 Purpose.

1706.011 Transfer of Ownership Certificate.

1706.02 Confining, restraining, debarking dogs.

1706.03 Hearings for dog designation.

1706.04 Prohibition against hindering the capture of an unregistered dog.

1706.05 Unlawful tag.

1706.06 Duties after dog bites person.

1706.07 Possession of certain dogs by convicted felons prohibited.

1706.08 Penalty for violations under chapter 1706.

City of Waterville

Chapter 505 – Animals and Fowl

505.01   Dogs and other animals running at large.

505.02   Impounding and disposition; records.

505.03   Annual registration of dogs; tags required.

505.04   Abandoning animals.

505.05   Killing or injuring animals.

505.06   Poisoning animals.

505.07   Cruelty to animals generally.

505.071   Cruelty to companion animals.

505.08   Nuisance conditions prohibited.

505.09   Barking or howling dogs.

505.10   Animal bites; reports and quarantine.

505.11   Hunting prohibited.

505.13   Report of escape of exotic or dangerous animal.

505.14   Dangerous dogs.

505.99   Penalty.

Village of Holland

CHAPTER 505 – Animals and Fowl

505.01 Dogs and other animals running at large.
505.02 Impounding and disposition; records.
505.03 Annual registration of dogs; tags required.
505.04 Abandoning animals.
505.05 Killing or injuring animals.
505.06 Poisoning animals.
505.07 Cruelty to animals.
505.08 Nuisance conditions prohibited.
505.09 Barking or howling dogs.
505.10 Animal bites; reports and quarantine.
505.11 Hunting prohibited.
505.13 Report of escape of exotic or dangerous animals.
505.14 Dangerous and vicious dogs.
505.99 Penalty.

Village of Whitehouse

Chapter 505 – Animals and Fowl

505.001 Definitions.

505.01 Dogs and other animals running at large.

505.02 Impounding of animals.

505.03 Annual registration of dogs; tags required.

505.04 Abandoning animals.

505.05 Killing or injuring animals.

505.06 Poisoning animals.

505.07 Cruelty to animals generally.

505.071 Cruelty to companion animals.

505.08 Nuisance conditions prohibited.

505.09 Barking or howling dogs.

505.10 Animal bites; reports and quarantine.

505.11 Hunting prohibited.

505.13 Report of escape of exotic or dangerous animal.

505.14 Dangerous dogs.

505.15 Keeping of animals.

505.99 Penalty.