Division of Animal Care & Control

City of Cleveland Winter Weather Tips for Pets

Residents were advised at the Winter Weather Press Conference to bring pets/companion animals inside during winter weather, and to move other animals or livestock to sheltered areas with non-frozen drinking water. There's a number to call regarding concerns about pets outside in extreme weather: 216.664.3069.

  • City of Cleveland Hires Colleen Siedlecki as New Manager of Animal Control Services

    The City of Cleveland Division of Animal Care & Control announced the hiring of Colleen Siedlecki as the new manager of Animal Control Services.“Colleen Siedlecki is a good choice to be the new animal care and control manager,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “We look forward to working with her as we finish the new kennel and continue to create programs and policies that better serve our residents.”

  • Plankton Fund Gives Dogs Second Chances

    The Plankton Fund was created in response to the heartworm positive dogs that come into the Cleveland Animal Care and Control (CACC) that have limited options due to the cost of heartworm treatment

  • Lost and Found Pet Listings

     Current lost and found pet listings for the City of Cleveland can be found on Petango. Those looking for lost pets are asked to NOT solely rely on this website. This site is simply one tool to assist owners when they can't visit the kennel. Otherwise, they are asked to come as often as possible, preferably daily but at least once every three business days. It is the owner's responsibility to come in person and look through the kennel.

  • View Adoptable Kennel Pets Online

    There are some great adoptable dogs at the Cleveland Kennel that would make wonderful additions to local families. Full details- including images, safer assessment results and some videos- can be seen by clicking on their pictures.

  • Animal Protection League Trap-Neuter-Return Program for Stray Cats and Kittens

    Feral and free-roaming cats are the largest contributors to the cat overpopulation crisis. Those caring for strays are invited to take advantage of APL services! For only $10 the program includes spay or neuter surgery, ear-tipping, rabies vaccination, and FVRCP vaccination. Humane traps are available for $5.

Our Mission

To provide the necessary medical and general care to the dogs and cats in need at the Cleveland City Kennel, while working to reduce intake and save lives by providing affordable resources and education to Cleveland residents.


Founded in 2003, Friends of the City of Cleveland Kennel is dedicated to saving the lives of the animals at the Cleveland Kennel, and helping to reduce intake by providing services to pet owning residents of Cleveland. These efforts include medical care, supplies, adoptions, outreach, and free services for pet owners in Cleveland.