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Animal Control

The Strongsville Department of Animal Control is committed to making Strongsville a pleasant place for both people and animals to live.

If you have lost or found a pet, have questions regarding wildlife or want to report an animal concern, contact:
Bill Keaton, Animal Control Officer
(440) 580-3180

For urgent animal-related matters, call Strongsville Police at (440) 238-7373. 

Local Animal Laws

Strongsville laws prohibit dogs from running at large. The city also has ordinances regarding barking dogs, abandoning pets, animal cruelty and other matters. Click here to see Strongsville’s animal-related ordinances.

Dog Licenses

Ohio requires all dogs to be licensed. Licenses are available through the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Office, which can be reached at (216) 443-6938.
Licenses may be purchased online, or through the mail by printing a form from the Fiscal Officer's website. There are also a number of remote sites throughout the county that are authorized to sell dog licenses. Click here for their locations.


The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife offers advice on how to keep raccoons, skunks, deer and other animals from becoming a problem.
Abandoned wildlife: If you see a baby animal or nest of birds with no adult in sight, ODNR recommends that you leave it alone. Often, a mother animal leaves her babies while she searches for food. Click here for more information on how to handle situations involving young wildlife.
Wildlife officer: The ODNR Wildlife District Office for Northeast Ohio can be reached at (330) 644-2291.