How to Contact Lakewood Animal Control

Animal Control How to Contact Lakewood Animal Control

Contact Lakewood Animal Control Promptly With Ease

You'll come across all sorts of animals living in Ohio. Whether it's your neighbor's dog on the loose or wild creatures like opossums, bats, and beavers that you're worried about, Lakewood animal control can help. Sometimes, it can take a while to get through to them, so relying on DoNotPay for prompt service is beneficial.

Animal control handles a wide variety of cases on a daily basis. Instead of waiting on the phone for them, you can enter your details on DoNotPay's site, and they'll get the report handled asap. You'll still want some details about the services near you, though.

About Lakewood Animal Control

Animal control in Lakewood, Ohio has officers on duty daily. They handle calls from 8 am to 5 pm most days and as late as 9 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. They also run a shelter through the town's Citizen's Committee. Between the two, you'll get assistance with:

  • Animal bite reports
  • Wildlife trapping (only until the temperature outside reaches 35 degrees or below)
  • Pet adoption
  • Volunteering at the shelter
  • Information on deer populations and hunting
  • The Cleveland Animal Protective League
  • Responsible pet ownership

Lakewood Animal Control Hours, Location, and Contact Details

Though the animal control officers hold longer hours, as indicated above, the shelter runs for less time. You can visit in person from noon to 6 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from noon to 4 pm on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Address1299 Metropark Drive

Lakewood, Ohio 44107

Phone Number(216) 529-5020
WebsiteAnimal Control « The City of Lakewood, Ohio - (

How to Handle an Animal Control Report on Your Own

You can call the animal shelter and let them know about a nuisance animal. They handle wildlife trappings and will let you know when they can send someone out. If you were bitten by an animal, it may be best to call 9-1-1 and get an animal control officer on the scene promptly to get the dog or other creature captured before it can cause harm to anyone else. 

How to Make an Animal Control Report With DoNotPay

If you don't feel like waiting on the phone, or you just want to get the ball rolling on making the pet's owner pay for your medical expenses, you can utilize DoNotPay's Animal Control product. We offer a few fast steps to get the report made quickly so you don't have to worry about it.

  1. Search "animal" on DoNotPay, find the Animal Control product, and select whether you've sustained a physical injury.


  2. Select whether you would like to report this incident to your local government agency, or demand compensation from the pet owner.


  3. Tell us more about the incident, including when and where you were injured, a description of the animal that caused the injury, and the contact information for the pet owner (if known).


You will hear back with additional questions from the necessary party if there are further steps to take. DoNotPay generates a report and files a demand letter to the owner on your behalf.

Can You Sue Someone for a Dog Bite in Ohio?

You are able to sue for a dog bite in Ohio. The state has a few laws regarding dog bites. It may be wise to contact a dog bite lawyer to determine your best course of action.

Lakewood Dog Bite Laws

The dog bite laws in the area are as follows:

  • You must possess liability insurance if you have a dog. It needs to be for $10,000 or more. This insurance offers assistance if your dog bites or otherwise causes an injury or damage to a person or property.
  • You cannot let dogs roam free, and must have them close to you on a leash, no more than 6 feet. It cannot be retractable.
  • The owner can be found negligent if they were aware of previous aggression from their dog and it then bit someone.
  • Any dog owner or keeper is liable for a bite unless the person bitten was trespassing or committing a crime at the time of the incident.

Can DoNotPay Also Help Me Sue?

Contacting animal control is only the beginning. DoNotPay also helps you sue the responsible party for your medical expenses -- and sometimes more. You can go after them for pain and suffering if you have proof that your life has been altered due to the injuries you incurred from their dog. We follow a few basic steps to get the ball rolling:

  1. Select the "Sue Now" product after you log into DoNotPay.
  2. Enter the dollar amount you believe you are owed - typically the amount charged for any hospital bills.
  3. Select between the demand letter or court filing forms.
  4. Describe your reasons for filing the claim and submit any details about your case.

How Can I Prevent a Dog Bite?

You can prevent a dog bite by staying away from animals you are not closely familiar with. You should also:

  • Avoid running up to or away from a dog
  • Let a dog sniff you before you attempt to pet it
  • Only enter someone's property when you are permitted to do so
  • Avoid making direct eye contact with an unfamiliar dog

What Else Can DoNotPay Help Me Accomplish?

DoNotPay does far more than handle Lakewood animal control reporting. We can also help you with:

And much more! We strive to provide you with any service you could need, be it money-related, pertaining to customer service, help with a legal tool, or beating bureaucracy. 

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