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Reporting a loose or stray animal
GENERAL RULE: Portage Animal Protective League does not respond to loose or stray dog reports. By law, all loose or stray dogs must be reported to the Portage County Dog Warden.
To report a loose or stray dog:
Portage County Residents: Call the Portage County Dog Warden at:
(330) 297-6924 (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Toll Free at (1-800-772-3799)
(330) 296-5100 (Emergency after hours)
Fax: (330) 298-2053
Kent Residents Only: Call Kent Police at (330) 673-7732
Designated roles within Portage County:
The Dog Warden is a county employee and is required by Ohio law to pick-up all stray and vicious dogs and place them in the county dog pound where they are euthanized (killed) if not claimed by their owner or adopted out within three days.
The Humane Officer at Portage APL is sworn in by a county probate judge. The Humane Officer is an employee of the Portage APL. This officer is empowered to investigate and enforce all Ohio animal cruelty/abandonment laws. The Dog Warden is a county employee. The humane officer is not.
Other Important Numbers:
Penitentiary Glenn Wildlife Center (Wildlife Help Line)
Department of Transportation (Deceased animals causing road hazard – deer or large animal only)
330-296-6411 (County Road)
330-325-7996 (State Road)