The Municipal Animal Control Officers serve under the jurisdiction of the Police Department and have the authority to issue summonses.  Officers work to prevent the spread of rabies, investigate complaints of potential rabid animals and enforce vaccination requirements for domestic animals.  They also investigate animal bite complaints, impound stray dogs, enforce the validity of dog licenses, examine and obtain care for injured or mistreated animals, and dispose of sick or dangerous animals.   They are assisted by a group of civilian volunteers who help place animals with adoptive families.  The Animal Control facility is a fully equipped to board and care for up to 18 dogs.   

Cheshire Animal Shelter Hours


     Monday & Tuesday:       8:00 a.m.  to  4:00 p.m.

     Wednesday-Friday:       8:00 a.m.  to  8:00 p.m.

     Sunday:                       11:00 a.m.   to  3:00 p.m.

     Saturday:                       8:00 a.m.  to  4:00 p.m.


Animal Control FAQs

Dog Licensing Information

Dog Licensing Application 


For more information on Connecticut wildlife, nuisance/distressed animals, and to report wildlife concerns or problems, go to CT.gov/deep.


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If you have photos of local wildlife you would like to share,

email them to Sgt. Kevin O'Donnell.




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Last updated on Wednesday, October 02, 2013