Animal Admission Policies

Stray Animals

Berea Residents: Berea ARF accepts most stray animals found within the City of Berea. For strays found within Berea limits, Berea residents can bring the animal to the shelter facility, located at 10015 E. River Road in Columbia Twp. between the hours of 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm. You must bring proof of residency for ARF to accept the animal directly.

Stray animals found by non-Berea residents: If you find a stray animal and live in any other city than Berea, please call that city’s Animal Control Officer or Police Department non-emergency number for assistance.

• Olmsted Falls: 440-235-1234
• Olmsted Township: 440-235-3335
• Middleburg Heights: 440-243-1234
• Strongsville: 440-238-7373
• Columbia Township: 440-326-5995
• Berea: 440-234-1234 (for non-residents finding a stray in Berea)
• Cleveland: Stray Cat – 216-771-8825
• Cleveland: Stray Dog – 216-664-3069

*Please note:
– Neither Berea ARF nor the City of Berea are able to accept feral cats.
– Berea ARF is not equipped to provide hospital care

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