Animal Control & Shelter

Summit County Animal Control and Shelter is a division of the Summit County Sheriff's Office. We enforce the animal control regulations for unincorporated Summit County. The shelter is utilized by citizens and visitors of all Summit County.

Mission Statement

To enforce laws pertaining to the care and control of domestic animals with an emphasis on public education.  To uphold the tenets of Socially Conscious Animal Sheltering by providing the best outcome to the animals in our care, safe adoption placement, and post adoption support to our adopters.  To provide responsive, respectful, and compassionate service to the community.

Make a Donation

The Summit County Animal Shelter depends upon the generosity of our community to fund animals' medical treatments, spay/neuter surgeries, and the humane education program. Make a donation today.

2023 AC Division Photo

Annual Report

The Summit County Animal Control and Shelter Annual Report (pdf) provides information and data on intakes and outcomes  for all our shelter animals.

Our shelter live release rate for dogs and cats is 98%. *

* Shelter Live Release Rate =  (Adoption+Return to Owner+Transfer+ Owner Requested Euthanasia)/(Adoption+Return to Owner+Transfer+Owner Requested Euthanasia+Shelter Euthanasia)

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