Animal Control Officer
Assistant Animal Control Officer
Officer on call or in the case of an emergency please call 911.
General Duties and Powers:
Enforcement of pet regulations for domestic pets only.
The Preston “Pound”, or Animal Shelter, is located at 108A Ross Road next to the Town Transfer Station.
All dogs, regardless of age, require a leash when off the owners/keepers property. Dogs that stray can be impounded and the owner/keeper of the dog cited for allowing the dog to roam.
All stray dogs are taken to the Town Animal Shelter located at 108A Ross Road. There is a charge of $15.00 for picking up the stray animal and a boarding charge of $10.00 per day. If your pet is missing, please call and leave a message detailing the animal’s breed, color, name, tag number, etc. It is important that you leave your name and address and a contact number.
All found animals not claimed are advertised in the Norwich Bulletin’s lost and found ads for one day. After seven days of this ad being placed in the paper, the dog can be adopted to a new owner or if necessary, euthanized.
All dogs six months older must be licensed. All dogs three months or older are required to be vaccinated against rabies.
All animals are required by law, to have adequate food, water, shelter and medical attention.
Dog Licensing, Dog Health and Control of Dogs
- State of Connecticut Animal Control Division
- Connecticut Humane Society
- Animal Population Control Plate
- Hospice Southeastern Connecticut Office