Dog Warden's Office
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Sandusky County Dog Warden
1950 Countryside Place
Fremont, OH 43420
(419) 334-2372 Phone
Sandusky County Dog Warden and Dog Shelter

Microchips The chip number is registered through the company to the dog’s owner. When a dog has a chip, we read the number with a scanner and attempt to contact the owner through that number. It is important to keep the registration information (such as your name and address) current with the microchip company.

Microchips do not replace license tags.

Why should I attach the license to my dog’s collar?
1)  It’s the law. According to Section 955.10, every registered dog, except those constantly confined to registered kennels, shall at all times wear a valid tag issued in connection with the certificate evidencing such registration. Failure at any time to wear such a tag shall be prima facie evidence of lack of registration and shall subject any dog found not wearing such a tag to impounding, sale, or destruction.

2)  Dogs that are captured without a valid license are required by state law to be held for three days until euthanized or adopted. Dogs with licenses on their collars, on the other hand, are required to be held two weeks before euthanasia or adoption. You can  find dog owners, on this site, with a valid license number of the present year.  http://www.luckypet.com/indexb.php

955.16

(A) Dogs that have been seized by the county dog warden and impounded shall be kept, housed, and fed for three days for the purpose of redemption, as provided by section 955.18 of the Revised Code, unless any of the following applies:

(1) Immediate humane destruction of the dog is necessary because of obvious disease or injury. If the diseased or injured dog is registered, as determined from the current year’s registration list maintained by the warden and the county auditor of the county where the dog is registered, the necessity of destroying the dog shall be certified by a licensed veterinarian or a registered veterinary technician. If the dog is not registered, the decision to destroy it shall be made by the warden.

(2) The dog is currently registered on the registration list maintained by the warden and the auditor of the county where the dog is registered and the attempts to notify the owner, keeper, or harborer under section 955.12 of the Revised Code have failed, in which case the dog shall be kept, housed, and fed for fourteen days for the purpose of redemption.

(3) The warden has contacted the owner, keeper, or harborer under section 955.12 of the Revised Code, and the owner, keeper, or harborer has requested that the dog remain in the pound or animal shelter until the owner, harborer, or keeper redeems the dog. The time for such redemption shall be not more than forty-eight hours following the end of the appropriate redemption period.



Complaints:

If you wish to file a formal complaint about a dog, be prepared to give our office the most information that you can. Please keep in mind, all of our work here is public knowledge. We cannot keep your name anonymous unless you can demonstrate a clear threat to your safety.

We cannot accept dog complaints by email. If you have a complaint please call our office at 419-334-2372.

We need your name and address and as much information about the dog owner as possible. The more information (name, address, type of offense) that you can give the better we can do our job. We do not handle barking dogs, cats, or wildlife.

We have to see a violation to issue a citation, UNLESS you wish to sign a sworn statement. Keep in mind false statements can be prosecuted as perjury.

Due to budget constraints regarding overtime and staff limitations the dog warden's office does not respond to after hours complaints except in the case of emergency dog bites. Resolution 2008-27 Section 2.

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DOGS, BY THEIR NATURE ARE UNPREDICTABLE, AND MOST OF OUR DOGS ARE STRAY. THEREFORE WE HAVE LITTLE OR NO BEHAVIORAL HISTORY ON THEM.

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