The Police Services Contract between the Village of Richfield and the Township of Richfield provides animal control services in coordination with Summit County Animal Control.
The Village Animal Control Officer (Dog Warden) is Ms. Patti Horn. Residents may contact the Richfield Police Department at 330-659-9500 or in the case of an emergency dial 911.
Due to Village Ordinances and Ohio Revised Code, Village Animal Control Officer may only provide services to the Township such as securing household dogs and cats, retaining household dogs and cats until the owner can be found, and coordinating animal control with the Summit County Animal Control Services.
SUMMIT COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL INFORMATION
To report an animal control issue visit Summit County Animal Control or call 330-643-2845.
To report and animal abuse situation visit Summit County Humane Society or call 330-487-0333.
Residents need to first contact the Richfield Police Animal Control Officer at 330.659.2831 Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. After hours, contact 330.659.9500 Police Dispatch or if an emergency 911. The Police and the Animal Control Officer will assist you by coordinating the appropriate response to the call either through local authority or county authority.
For the complete Codified Ordinance Summit County for Chapter 505 dealing with animal control, click here.
The removal of dead wild animals from the roadways is split among the roadway ownership due to the fact that the township is comprised of township, county and state roads. Residents will need to know their roadway ownership prior to reporting the incident. Residents may call the Township Administration Office or click here for a list. Telephone Numbers for each governmental entity are as follows: Township Roads: 330-659-6483 Township Service Department, Summit County Roads: 330-643-2860, State of Ohio Roads: 330-650-1300.
A deer on the side of Streetsboro Road would be the responsibility of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) since it is a state highway. A dead raccoon on Riding Run Road would be the responsibility of the township since Riding Run Road is a township road.
MOST IMPORTANTLY: Notify the Police Department (330.659.9500 or 911) for any wild animal suspected of rabies.
General wildlife removal is not a free service. There are a number of professional wildlife control services that will provide this service for a fee for residential and commercial customers. They offer custom animal control solutions for almost any type of wildlife problem, whether it are the noises of squirrels running though the attic, a colony of bats living in a building, or the destructive behavior of a raccoon. Listed below are four (4) companies that service the area. (The Township does not recommend or endorse any of these companies.) Residents may also contact SUMMIT COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL SERVICES: 330-375-2320 for further assistance.
WILDLIFE REMOVAL SERVICES:
CUSTOM WILDLIFE REMOVAL at 440-236-8114
ALLSTATE ANIMAL CONTROL at 888-488-7720
CRITTER CONTROL at 216-920-0867ARMINT GITTER at 330-321-6990