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 the regulations for domestic animals' care and control, there by providing protection to the people and property of Summit County. To provide the domestic animals in our care with a secure, shelter environment. To offer adoptable animals an opportunity for placement into permanent, responsible, and safe homes where they are valued.

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.

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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)

   Shelter Animals Count | The National Database Project