The City of Kettering provides residents with supplemental services, not provided by the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center. In Kettering, the Animal Control Officer works directly through the Kettering Police Department. The Animal Control Officer can be reached at 937-296-3266.
Duties of the Animal Control Officer:
Removal of stray animals
Handling sick or injured wildlife
Handling animal cruelty or neglect
Insuring that all dogs are being kept on a leash in parks
Handling barking complaints
A request for a live trap can be made for stray and roaming cats and dogs. Cats and dogs are impounded at the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center (937-898-4457).
Kettering residents are not permitted to set a personal live trap on their property. Residents may contract the help of a licensed trapper through the State of Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Lost and Found Pets
The Animal Control Officer maintains a lost and found file for all types of pets that are apt to stray or become lost. When your pet is lost, begin your search by filing a report with the Animal Control Officer. Duplicate copies are kept by Kettering Police Dispatch (937-296-2555) to make information available 24 hours a day. A dog or cat I.D. tag is a lost pet’s ticket home. You can purchase your dog license, which is required by state law, from the Animal Control Officer. Call 937-296-3266 for more information.
City Animal/Pet Ordinances:
5 pet limit per residence (cats and/or dogs)
Dogs and cats may not run at large at any time
Dogs and cats should be confined to the owner’s property or under reasonable control at all times
All dogs must be kept on a leash in City parks
Pet owners must clean up after pets
Pet owners are responsible for any damages caused by their pet(s)
Rabies vaccinations are required for all dogs and cats at the appropriate age
Dogs and cats found running at large will be picked up and impounded at the Montgomery Country Animal Shelter
Wild and/or exotic animals are not permitted in the City of Kettering
Educational Programs Programs for children and adults are available on the following topics:
Care and control of pets
Safety around animals
To reach the Animal Control Officer, call 937-296-3266 or email.