The Animal Control Section is controlled by Worcester Police Department's Patrol Division. If you really care about your pet, please make sure that it is properly licensed and up to date on all vaccinations. Animal Control may be contacted by calling (508) 799-1211.
Yes. Any dog over six (6) months of age must be licensed with the City Clerk's Office.
Yes. There is a leash law everywhere in the City.
Yes. Dogs must be leashed whenever off of the owner's or handler's property.
Yes. All dogs and cats over a certain age (usually 6 months) are required to be immunized against a number of diseases including rabies.
An Animal Control Officer will investigate every complaint received by the unit. The Animal Control Officer will then take whatever action is deemed to be appropriate.
The cost of a dog license is $20.00 and $17.00 if the dog is spayed or neutered.
No person shall own, harbor or keep any dangerous dog anywhere within the City for any length of time. For purposes of this section, a "dangerous dog" shall be any dog which: