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Animal Control

The Animal Control section is responsible for enforcing local ordinances, state statutes and regulations related to: unlicensed dogs; leash law violations; unvaccinated animals; animal bite quarantine; and all animal complaints from citizens as well as formal complaints received through the Office of the Chief of Police.

Coyote Sightings

Share sightings of live coyotes within the City of Worcester. The City of Worcester encourages residents to report all coyote sightings. If a coyote presents a public safety emergency please call 911.

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Report a Stray or Lost Animal

Please call Animal Control at 508-799-1211. All stray animals that can not be identified are taken to the Worcester Animal Rescue League (WARL). The WARL is a no-kill intake animal shelter located at 139 Holden Street, Worcester, MA 01606. Injured animals are taken to a local veterinarian. Animal Control logs all animals that are picked up and the WARL keeps records of animals they receive.

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Animal Control
Police Headquarters
9-11 Lincoln Square
Worcester, MA 01608

Accessible via WRTA Bus Line. View Schedules

Emergency: 911
Phone: 508-799-1211
Fax: 508-799-8680
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Office Hours:
24 Hours x 7 Days

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