Pet Do’s and Don’ts in the City of Union
Residents are required to limit the number of dogs and cats to no more than two of each per household. Pets are not allowed to run at-large in the City limits. Dogs must be secured on the property of the owner, either by way of leash, fence or contained inside the home. Dogs are not allowed to run loose while on walks; they should be tethered on a leash no longer than 6 feet. Owners should take care to clean up after their dogs, especially in public areas, and owners should take measures to prevent a dog’s prolonged howling or barking.
Montgomery County requires all dogs over 3 months of age to be licensed. Dogs must wear current tags at all times. Licenses may be obtained at the Montgomery County Auditor’s Office (937-225-4314), the Humane Society (937-262-8063), the Montgomery County Animal Shelter (937-898-4457) or SICSA (937-294-6505). Some veterinary practices and pet stores also sell license tags. Dates for purchasing dog tags without penalty are from Dec. 1 to Jan. 31.
Reporting Vicious Animals
Vicious animals, including vicious dogs, are prohibited in the City of Union. Vicious animals are those that bite or have a propensity to cause harm to humans or animals. If you need to report a vicious animal, please contact the Union Police Department at 937-836-2678.