ANIMAL CONTROL

ANIMAL CONTROL STAFF
DAVE MELLE

Animal Control Officer

 

Mobile: 413-448-3075

Emergency Dispatch: 413-684-0300

ANIMAL CONTROL HOURS

On call 24/7

ANIMAL CONTROL INFORMATION

Members & Term

 

1 person appointed annually (MGL Ch. 140, sec 151; MGL Ch. 129, sec 15)

 

Responsibilities

 

ACO combines the positions of Dog Officer and Inspector of Barns and Animals. The Dog Officer is responsible for dealing with stray and lost dogs, nuisance dogs, dog bites, home finder service, rabies clinics, and any other dog related matters.

 

The Inspector of Barns & Animals is responsible for checking the conditions under which cattle and domestic animals are kept and the condition the animals themselves are in, and to act accordingly (MGL Ch. 129, sec 2).