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.
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