Division of Animal Control pets are not, as a rule, adopted from the kennel, but may be adopted from the Animal Protective League, Cuyahoga County Kennels, and various rescue groups. There are photos online of dogs and cats available for adoption from the Friends of the Cleveland Kennel organization. The reclamation fee for return of a lost dog to its owner is $40 plus a license fee, if the dog is not licensed.
The cost of the license fee depends on the time of year that the animal is reclaimed. From December 1st to January 31st the fee is $21 From January 31st to November 30th the fee is $41. Licenses are available at the Division of Animal Control Services. All persons wishing to access this service must present a photo ID in order to enter the building.
Animal complaints include complaints of barking dogs, dogs running loose, dog bites, and other dog nuisances. The City of Cleveland Animal Control Services responds to calls concerning animal ordinances, and it provides stray animal pickup throughout the City of Cleveland.
Cleveland Animal Control Services Volunteer Opportunities
Friends of the Cleveland Kennel are looking for people willing to volunteer with dogs and cats. Volunteers who work at the Division of Animal Control Services clean cages, and feed, bathe, and walk dogs. Opportunities are also available for those who can foster dogs and cats. Foster homes offer a viable, temporary alternative for animals who have no place to go. In addition, the group seeks donations of pet supplies including food, toys, collars and leashes, blankets and beds.
Low-cost Spay and Neuter Referrals
Cleveland Residents P: 216.664.2759 - Outside of Cleveland: P: 216.781.0080
Callers will be referred to the nearest veterinarian participating in this program. All services are greatly discounted; varies from clinic to clinic.
The mission of the Division of Animal Control Services is to reduce the number of stray and unwanted animals in the city of Cleveland by enforcing City animal ordinances and by referring low cost spay/neuter services for Cleveland residents.
Division of Animal Control Services
Volunteer opportunities include fostering cats and dogs