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Bay Village does not have breed-specific dog legislation. Pit bulls and other dogs are not prohibited based on their breed.
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Yes, dogs and cats are not permitted to run at large.
Yes, Cuyahoga County requires all dogs to be licensed. Information is available online at the Cuyahoga County Auditor’s Office or by phone at 216-443-7028.
Yes, the kennel is operated for dogs.
First, call the Police Department at 440-871-1234 and describe your pet. Your dog may be in our kennel or being held by another resident and the Police Department will be happy to facilitate your reunion. If your dog has been missing for 24 hours, the Bay Village Police Department will refer you to the County Animal Shelter as the County Dog Warden picks up strays from our kennel every day Monday through Friday as needed.
The County will kennel dogs for 72 hours (3 days) and, if not claimed, will put the animal up for adoption.
Please call the Bay Village Police Department at 440-871-1234.
We currently advise residents to call a professional critter removal company. Additional information is available from the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center.
Call the Police Department as usual at 440-871-1234 and they will respond.
Call the Bay Village Police Department as usual at 440-871-1234 and they will respond.
Call the Police Department as usual at 440-871-1234 and they will respond. The Chief of Police has ultimate authority to determine whether or not a dog should be deemed "vicious." This is based on behavior not breed.
Health care providers are required by state law to report animal bites to the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. If you did not seek medical treatment, call the Cuyahoga County Board of Health at 216-201-2001, ext. 1253. The CCBoH will follow up with the victim, notify the pet owner, and monitor in-home quarantine of the offending pet.
Call the Service Department at 440-871-1221 and our staff will pick it up during regular working hours as they do now.
In most cases, the mother is around and will return if humans leave the area. If the animal is injured, please contact the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center at 440-871-2900 for guidance.
The City of Bay Village does not trap or take in stray and/or feral cats, however there are several rescue groups that specialize in dealing with feral cats.