Animal Control Department

Animal Control is responsible for enforcing state laws and town ordinances pertaining to animals. We handle roaming, barking, animal bites, animal cruelty issues and wildlife complaints.  We also monitor for compliance with dog licensing and rabies vaccination laws.  

All dogs must be confined to the owner’s property. If a dog is missing, the owner should report it immediately to the Animal Control Officer. All dogs 6 months of age and older are required by state law to be licensed each year in the month of June. If you obtain a new dog after June, you must get a license for the animal at that time (no penalty will be assessed).  A license is the quickest way for a dog to be identified and returned to its owner.

The pound is located behind the town office complex on Main St South.  You can drive by the pound day or night to view missing dogs as there are outdoor, as well as indoor facilities.  

Dogs that are picked up are advertised in the Republican American Newspaper and held for seven days after the ad appears. After the 7 days, the dog will be put up for adoption. 

To contact the animal control department, you may call (203) 910-3228, or email Animal Control