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Animal Control Officer
Contact the Animal Control Officer by Email, or by phone at 330-7122 or dispatch at 330-7127

What hours does the Animal Control Officer work?

The Animal Control Officer works Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM to 4 PM, excluding holidays.

When Are Dog Licenses Due?

Dog licenses expire April 30th every year.  Dogs can be licensed in person at the City Clerks office M-F 8 AM – 5 PM.  Dogs can also be licensed by mail.  There are also several Saturdays when dogs can be licensed at local rabies clinics held in the spring.  Contact the City Clerks Office at 332-2130 or find more information here.

What Do I Do With a Stray Dog?

During the week if you want to report a stray dog call Animal Control at 330-7122 or dispatch at 330-7127.  On the weekends, Animal Control can be paged out by dispatch 330-7127, if the dog is restrained or contained.

What Do I Do With a Stray Cat?

As there are currently no laws regarding cats running at large we recommend people with cats they believe to be stray to take them to the Cocheco Valley Humane Society at 262 County Farm Cross Rd in Dover 603-749-5322





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