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Welcome to the website of the Ohio County Dog Wardens Association (OCDWA). This site is intended to provide Ohio County Dog Wardens and local Animal Control Officers with access to the latest information that will help them continue to provide professional, efficient and effective service to the residents of the State of Ohio.

OCDWA Objective

The OCDWA objective is to promote effective, efficient, and humane dog control programs for the health and safety of the public and their companion animals. Improve, promote, and obtain education, training, benefits, equipment, and adequate facilities for Dog Wardens and staff.

Develop professional standards and promote certification procedures for Dog Wardens, Deputies and Shelter personnel and to advance the health, comfort, morale, and welfare of all Dog Wardens, their staff, and the communities they serve. Provide liaison with other organizations and groups having related interests, and to exchange information regarding animal control programs.

Educate the public of dog ownership responsibilities, and promote the public’s understanding and cooperation with dog control programs. Provide expertise and guidance pertaining to dog control issues to officials at state, county, and city levels of government while promoting justice and equality in the enforcement of dog control laws.

Assist and appear before legislative bodies for the purpose of giving professional opinions regarding existing and proposed legislation pertaining to dog control functions. Proactively seek passage of legislation that would advance the objectives and purposes of the Association.

Message for Ohio County Dog Wardens:

The Ohio County Dog Wardens Association is seeking information from County Dog Wardens or County Commissioners regarding the number of livestock damage claims (kills) attributed to dogs. Please forward the number of claims, number and type of animals killed, and amount of claim for 2012, 2013 and 2014 YTD to Mark Kumpf, OCDWA President at kumpfm@mcohio.org. Please treat this as a public records request and furnish the information in a timely fashion.