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Environmental and Animal Concerns

Please scroll down for additional information on local agencies that address concerns with environmental issues and animal concerns.

Posted: March 11, 2011
This information courtesy of Mike Watson, a conservation biologist, at the Holden Arboretum.


This article provides general information on coyotes, as well as guidance on avoiding interaction with them.

Lake County General Health District
(440) 350-2543

Website offers information on:

  • Mosquito and rabies control -- including a list of trappers for nuisance animals
  • Injured or orphaned wildlife
  • Animal bites
  • Septic systems

The Lake County General Health District will remove dead wildlife from private property, if the animal has been deceased for less than 48 hours. For removal or further guidance, please call 440-350-2543. On weekends you may leave a message on their answering service. There is no removal on weekends.

For removal of animals, not addressed by the Lake County General Health District, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources maintains a list of companies and individuals licensed to perform such removal. Please see the link below for additional information. 

List of Trappers (as provided by ODNR on 12/7/12)

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Website offers information on:

  • Wildlife
  • Licensing for fishing and hunting
  • Recreation and conservation topics 

Lake County Dog Shelter
2600 North Ridge Rd.
Painesville, OH 44077
1-800-899-LAKE Ext. 2640

  • Website offers information on licensing and adoption

Lake County Humane Society
7564 Tyler Blvd., Bldg. E
Mentor, OH 44060

  • Website offers information on adoption
Geese in Holden pond photo - copyright Dead Tree Photography