On call 24/7
Animal Control Officer
Emergency Dispatch: 413-684-0300
ANIMAL CONTROL HOURS
Members & Term
1 person appointed annually (MGL Ch. 140, sec 151; MGL Ch. 129, sec 15)
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).