Clark County, humane society reach deal to keep strays local

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Clark County, Humane Society reach deal to keep dogs here

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

UPDATE @ 8:15 p.m. (Feb. 15):

An agreement reached will keep stray dogs in Clark County.

A new deal was reached between Clark County and The Humane Society Serving Clark County. Residents looking for their lost dog will no longer have to drive to Dayton.

“It’s better for the community to not have to go all the way to Montgomery County,” said Clark County Commissioner Rick Lohnes. “We agreed to go with a monthly installment payment of an $80,000 contract.”

The Humane Society gets hundreds of dogs over the course of a year.


Dogs seized by the Clark County dog warden will be temporarily housed at the Animal Resource Center in Dayton, according to a Clark County commissioners’ news release on Tuesday.

Clark County seized dogs will be continue to be kept at ARC located at 6790 Webster Street until a more permanent solution can be established, according to the county commissioners’ office.

The county dog warden seizes about 10 dogs per week. These dogs will be held the amount of time predetermined by the state before being evaluated for adoption or rescue.

Clark County dogs will be viewable on located on the ARC's webpage and labeled as Clark County dogs for easy identification.

The county dog warden will work with owners who are unable to travel to the ARC on a case-by-case basis.

According to the commissioners’ office, negotiations for dog pound services between the Humane Society and Clark County began one year ago. In a tentative agreement, the county agreed to funding requested by the Humane Society.

On Jan. 25, the Humane Society notified the county it had six days to vacate the office space the dog wardens were leasing and that the Humane Society would no longer accept stray dogs seized by the dog wardens, according to the county commissioners’ office.

The dog wardens’ office was moved to Springview and the county sought temporary alternative boarding facilities.

Clark County residents can purchase their 2017 dog tags at ARC or at the Clark County Auditor’s office.