Bay Village animal updates

Bay Village residents Dennis Driscoll, left, and Dennis Kelly clean donated carriers and kennels at the Bay Village Kennel. Photo by Martin Reuben

Volunteers for The Friends of the Bay Village Kennel recently completed the annual cleaning, inventory and restocking of the kennel. FOBVK serves as a volunteer support function to the Bay Village Police Department and Animal Control.

With warmer weather and more residents adopting and walking dogs, please be reminded of the city leash laws and pick up the dog waste ordinances.

Please also know that state law requires that your dog must be licensed. You can purchase a dog license online through the county at or at Discount Drug Mart. It’s a free ticket home if your dog gets lost. Bay Village Police can search a dog license number on a found dog. A complete list of Bay Village animal ordinances is available at or through the law department.

Many of the dogs and cats lost and found in the city have no identification or a microchip. Please ensure, for the safe return of your pets, that identification is current. Consider a microchip for each pet and keep it active and current.

If you find a lost, deceased or injured animal please contact the police department. If you can share on social media, please do. Dogs may also be taken to the police station or you can call the police to meet you at the kennel or a resident's home.

It’s another wave of kitten season and FOBVK has helpful information on their Facebook page,, with options that are available to assist residents and a contact available to answer questions and assist.  Please spay and neuter your pets, and keep them current on vaccines and identification. 

Thank you for keeping the community safe for both the two- and four-legged residents.

Nancy Brown

Nancy Brown

Owner, Hot Diggity Dog, Inc.

Blog writer for Ohio Pet Expert

Advocate for lost, stolen and injured pets

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Volume 13, Issue 13, Posted 10:29 AM, 07.06.2021