Franklin County Department of Animal Care and Control provides field animal control services to the citizens of Franklin County 24 hours a day, every day of the year. They are responsible for the enforcement of Ohio's vicious, dangerous, and nuisance dog laws in Franklin County. 

Dogs running loose or sick/inured stray dogs

Call 614-525-3400 to file a report; stray dogs found by the public can also be dropped off at the shelter, call 614-525-3647 for more information. 

Bites and injuries caused by dogs

All bites and injuries within the past 24 hours, call 614-525-3400 to file a report. For non-serious bites that occurred more than 24 hours ago, contact Franklin County Public Health at 614-525-3160. 

Complaints about barking dogs

Contact the Franklin County Sheriff's Office at 614-525-3333. 

Concerns of animal abuse and cruelty 

Contact the Columbus Humane Society at 614-777-7387, ext. 5. You can also report cruelty online at