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The Franklin County Department of Animal Care and Control provides field animal control services to the citizens of Franklin County twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year. We are responsible for the enforcement of Ohio's vicious, dangerous and nuisance dog laws in Franklin County.

Problems handled by Animal Care & Control

Dogs Running Loose

Contact us at 525-3400 file a report.

Stray dogs found by the public can also be dropped off at the shelter during business hours, or left at our secure after hours turn-in.

Sick or Injured Stray Dogs

Contact us at 525-3400 file a report.

Bites and Injuries Caused By Dogs

All bites and injuries caused by dogs that occurred within the past 24 hours

Contact us at 525-3400 file a report.

Non-serious bites that occurred more than 24 hours ago

call the appropriate Health Department:

Columbus and Worthington
Call the Columbus Public Health Department at 645-7288 to file a bite report

Other areas of Franklin County
Call Franklin County Public Health at 525-3160 to file a bite report

Bites and Injuries Caused By Other Animals

For bites to humans involving other mammals (i.e. cats, raccoons, bats), or scratches that break the skin, please contact us at 525-3400 file a report.

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