Town of Dartmouth Animal Control

Town of Dartmouth Animal Control This page is for Educational and informational purposes ONLY.We will not handle any complaints or issues through this page. If you have a concern or question Please call our office. 508-910-1840 Thank You

This department handles animal issues pertaining to stray/loose dogs, dog licensing/violations, stray/feral cats, loose livestock, animal bites, quarantines, livestock permits, and barking dogs complaints. These are just some of the calls we deal with on a daily basis. We work in conjunction with the Board of Health, Town Clerks Office and the Police Department. There is one full time officer (40

This department handles animal issues pertaining to stray/loose dogs, dog licensing/violations, stray/feral cats, loose livestock, animal bites, quarantines, livestock permits, and barking dogs complaints. These are just some of the calls we deal with on a daily basis. We work in conjunction with the Board of Health, Town Clerks Office and the Police Department. There is one full time officer (40

Operating as usual

Has anyone seen this cutie? He is missing from the area of Edgeworth St./Dartmouth St. He is a house cat so may be very ...
11/19/2021

Has anyone seen this cutie? He is missing from the area of Edgeworth St./Dartmouth St. He is a house cat so may be very scared. If you have seen him please Contact Animal Control @508-910-1840

Sharing for our neighbor City of New Bedford.
10/22/2021

Sharing for our neighbor City of New Bedford.

Sharing for our neighbor City of New Bedford.

Why oh why hasn’t anyone been looking for me !!!! I  was running on Rt 195 near the Reed road exit when a nice officer s...
10/05/2021

Why oh why hasn’t anyone been looking for me !!!! I was running on Rt 195 near the Reed road exit when a nice officer stopped and helped me out . I am safe now at the Humane Society so if you know who my peoples are Please let them Know . I have a 7 day vacation then will be transferred to the shelter to hopefully be adopted .

Why oh why hasn’t anyone been looking for me !!!! I was running on Rt 195 near the Reed road exit when a nice officer stopped and helped me out . I am safe now at the Humane Society so if you know who my peoples are Please let them Know . I have a 7 day vacation then will be transferred to the shelter to hopefully be adopted .

Update!!! Reunion pending Highway Susie is looking for her peeps she was picked up on Rt 6 last night around 11 pm  She ...
09/21/2021

Update!!! Reunion pending

Highway Susie is looking for her peeps she was picked up on Rt 6 last night around 11 pm She is safe at the shelter but if you know who her owner is please let us and them know no collar amd no chip

Update!!! Reunion pending

Highway Susie is looking for her peeps she was picked up on Rt 6 last night around 11 pm She is safe at the shelter but if you know who her owner is please let us and them know no collar amd no chip

Lost!!She is an indoor cat and still young, mostly white in coloring with brown paws and big blue/green eyes. She is mic...
09/05/2021

Lost!!
She is an indoor cat and still young, mostly white in coloring with brown paws and big blue/green eyes. She is microchipped and has a collar with her name and my number on it. She left my home in the Merrymount neighborhood by Myles Standish Dr and John Winthrop St. I've attached a photo of Stevie so please let me know if anyone sees her!!!!
Call Animal Control at 508-910-1840

Lost!!
She is an indoor cat and still young, mostly white in coloring with brown paws and big blue/green eyes. She is microchipped and has a collar with her name and my number on it. She left my home in the Merrymount neighborhood by Myles Standish Dr and John Winthrop St. I've attached a photo of Stevie so please let me know if anyone sees her!!!!
Call Animal Control at 508-910-1840

Update........ She is home safe!!! Thank you everyone for help sharing out!!Have you seen this girl? Please do not chase...
09/02/2021

Update........ She is home safe!!! Thank you everyone for help sharing out!!

Have you seen this girl? Please do not chase. she is skiddish, and is a runner. She has a pink collar and part of her pink leash attached to her.
last seen in the area of Cypress Dr. If you have spotted her please contact Animal Control right away. (508)9101840 owners are out looking for her.

Does anyone know the owner of this friendly kitty??  Has a purple collar and a flea collar. In the area of Longview Dart...
09/02/2021

Does anyone know the owner of this friendly kitty?? Has a purple collar and a flea collar. In the area of Longview Dartmouth.
Please anyone with any information on this cat contact Dartmouth Animal Control ASAP!! If you know who the owner might be and they my not have social media and my not see this post, contact us so that we can contact the owner. (508)910-1840
Please share!

Does anyone know the owner of this friendly kitty?? Has a purple collar and a flea collar. In the area of Longview Dartmouth.
Please anyone with any information on this cat contact Dartmouth Animal Control ASAP!! If you know who the owner might be and they my not have social media and my not see this post, contact us so that we can contact the owner. (508)910-1840
Please share!

Lost!! Male1 1/2 year oldNeuteredCleveland Street/St. peter's Church vicinityMissing since Sunday nightAnswers to Button...
08/31/2021

Lost!!
Male
1 1/2 year old
Neutered
Cleveland Street/St. peter's Church vicinity
Missing since Sunday night
Answers to Buttons or Butter.
Super friendly
Black/brown/gray tabby with all white paws and pointy ears and long tail
Please contact Dartmouth Animal Control at 508-910-1840 of any sightings

Lost!!
Male
1 1/2 year old
Neutered
Cleveland Street/St. peter's Church vicinity
Missing since Sunday night
Answers to Buttons or Butter.
Super friendly
Black/brown/gray tabby with all white paws and pointy ears and long tail
Please contact Dartmouth Animal Control at 508-910-1840 of any sightings

08/21/2021

MISSING BIRD:

"Lost in Fairhaven if seen or any information please contact 774-634-5658."

Has anyone lost a yellow parakeet? found this morning in Dartmouth, anyone missing him/her please contact Dartmouth Anim...
08/20/2021

Has anyone lost a yellow parakeet? found this morning in Dartmouth, anyone missing him/her please contact Dartmouth Animal Control at (508)910-1840

Can anyone help do you know who I am or know my family? Please help me find them! I was found in area of Abner Potter Wa...
08/18/2021

Can anyone help do you know who I am or know my family? Please help me find them! I was found in area of Abner Potter Way. Dartmouth/Westport. I am safe now but would like to have my family I am skidish and not sure whats going on. Please share!
any information please contact Dartmouth Animal Control at (508)910-1840

Can anyone help do you know who I am or know my family? Please help me find them! I was found in area of Abner Potter Way. Dartmouth/Westport. I am safe now but would like to have my family I am skidish and not sure whats going on. Please share!
any information please contact Dartmouth Animal Control at (508)910-1840

Update.... "Precious" is home safeThis is "Precious" she was last seen in the area of 445 Chase Rd. Her family misses he...
07/28/2021

Update.... "Precious" is home safe

This is "Precious" she was last seen in the area of 445 Chase Rd. Her family misses her. She is friendly but may be a little shy around strangers. If you have seen her please contact Animal Control at (508)910-1840
Please share

Update.... "Precious" is home safe

This is "Precious" she was last seen in the area of 445 Chase Rd. Her family misses her. She is friendly but may be a little shy around strangers. If you have seen her please contact Animal Control at (508)910-1840
Please share

Update.... "Roxy" is home safe🐾Has anyone seen "Roxy" this sweet girl got hit by a car and took off running and her owne...
07/28/2021

Update.... "Roxy" is home safe🐾

Has anyone seen "Roxy" this sweet girl got hit by a car and took off running and her owners are worried sick. Not sure if she needs any medical attention. She is in the area of Bryant St. Wilbure Ave. or possibly the Saint Marys Cemetery Rt6. if any one has seen her please do not try to chase her. Call Animal Control right away (508)910-1840
please share

Update.... "Roxy" is home safe🐾

Has anyone seen "Roxy" this sweet girl got hit by a car and took off running and her owners are worried sick. Not sure if she needs any medical attention. She is in the area of Bryant St. Wilbure Ave. or possibly the Saint Marys Cemetery Rt6. if any one has seen her please do not try to chase her. Call Animal Control right away (508)910-1840
please share

Does anyone know me? I am a very sweet girl. I was found in the area of Old Westport Rd. next to UMASS. Please if anyone...
07/17/2021

Does anyone know me? I am a very sweet girl. I was found in the area of Old Westport Rd. next to UMASS. Please if anyone knows who I am or know my family please let them know I am safe but really would like to go home.
Any one with any information please contact the Dartmouth Animal Control office @ (508)910-1840.

Does anyone know me? I am a very sweet girl. I was found in the area of Old Westport Rd. next to UMASS. Please if anyone knows who I am or know my family please let them know I am safe but really would like to go home.
Any one with any information please contact the Dartmouth Animal Control office @ (508)910-1840.

Have you seen me! My name is "Mia" I seem to have lost my way in the area of Old Westport Rd./ Eliza Ln. my family is mi...
07/15/2021

Have you seen me! My name is "Mia" I seem to have lost my way in the area of Old Westport Rd./ Eliza Ln. my family is missing me! Please share and keep a lookout for me.
If you have seen me please contact Animal Control @ (508)910-1840

Have you seen me! My name is "Mia" I seem to have lost my way in the area of Old Westport Rd./ Eliza Ln. my family is missing me! Please share and keep a lookout for me.
If you have seen me please contact Animal Control @ (508)910-1840

update: Lucky is home safe 👏Has anyone seen me? My name is "Lucky" I am a senior Beagle and may have lost my way out of ...
06/18/2021

update: Lucky is home safe 👏

Has anyone seen me? My name is "Lucky" I am a senior Beagle and may have lost my way out of my yard, I need medication so please help me get home. My family is worried!
In the area of Flag Swamp Rd./ Faunce Corner. Went missing around 6pm lastnight 6/17/21. Please share

If anyone has any info or has spoted him please call Dartmouth Animal Control @ 5089101840

06/10/2021

Attention Dog Owners: The following Law will be inforced to its' fullest extent within the Town Of Dartmouth . Leave your dogs at home a vehicle can heat up within 10-15 minutes to a point were the animal can be in immediate danger of sever health issues or death !!!!! So bottom line if you have a doctors appointment or going shopping leave your dog at home !!!!! Dartmouth Animal Control as well as the Dartmouth Police department would rather not hand out hefty citations and save dogs from destressful situations that could cost them thier lives ! Remember every dog is different and dogs with short noses like Pugs, Frenchies, Bull dogs ect. as well as older dogs with health issues are more likey to become over heated qiuckier even on a 70 degree day than other dogs. It is best for everyone to leave them home !!!

Under Massahcusetts General Laws Chapter 140 Section 174F: Confinement of animal in a motor vehicle causing exposure to extreme heat or cold; protection of animal by animal control or law enforcement officer or fire fighter; penalties

Section 174F. (a) A person shall not confine an animal in a motor vehicle in a manner that could reasonably be expected to threaten the health of the animal due to exposure to extreme heat or cold.

(b) After making reasonable efforts to locate a motor vehicle's owner, an animal control officer, as defined in section 136A, law enforcement officer or fire fighter may enter a motor vehicle by any reasonable means to protect the health and safety of an animal. An animal control officer, law enforcement officer or fire fighter may enter the motor vehicle for the sole purpose of assisting the animal and may not search the vehicle or seize items found in the vehicle unless otherwise permitted by law.

(c) An animal control officer, law enforcement officer or fire fighter who removes or otherwise retrieves an animal under this section shall leave written notice in a secure and conspicuous location on or in the motor vehicle bearing the officer's or fire fighter's name and title and the address of the location where the animal may be retrieved. The owner may retrieve the animal only after payment of all charges that have accrued for the maintenance, care, medical treatment and impoundment of the animal.

(d) An animal control officer, law enforcement officer or fire fighter who removes or otherwise retrieves an animal from a motor vehicle under subsection (b), and the agency or municipality that employs the officer or fire fighter shall be immune from criminal or civil liability that might otherwise result from the removal.

(e) After making reasonable efforts to locate a motor vehicle's owner, a person other than an animal control officer, law enforcement officer or fire fighter shall not enter a motor vehicle to remove an animal to protect the health and safety of that animal in immediate danger unless the person: (i) notifies law enforcement or calls 911 before entering the vehicle; (ii) determines that the motor vehicle is locked or there is no other reasonable means for exit and uses not more force than reasonably necessary to enter the motor vehicle and remove the animal; (iii) has a good faith and reasonable belief, based upon known circumstances, that and (iv) remains with the animal in a safe location in reasonable proximity to the vehicle until law enforcement or another first responder arrives.

(f) A person who removes an animal from a motor vehicle pursuant to subsection (e) shall be immune from criminal or civil liability that might otherwise result from the removal.

(g) A violation of subsection (a) shall be a civil infraction punishable by a fine of not more than $150 for a first offense, by a fine of not more than $300 for a second offense and by a fine of not more than $500 for a third or subsequent offense.

(h) Nothing in this section shall preclude prosecution under section 77 of chapter 272.

(i) A city or town shall enforce this section through its animal control officers or police officers in a manner consistent with the disposition provisions in section 21D of chapter 40.

We Love Happy Stories like this.....🥰
05/26/2021

We Love Happy Stories like this.....🥰

UPDATE: Home safeHave you seen me? My family is missing me, I have gotten out of the house on 5/25/21, in the area of Wa...
05/26/2021

UPDATE: Home safe

Have you seen me? My family is missing me, I have gotten out of the house on 5/25/21, in the area of Walter St.
I may be very skittish to strangers please do not try to catch me. I am an Indoor family member, if you have seen me walking around in yards can you please contact Animal Control so that they can get me home to my family.
(508)910-1840

UPDATE: Home safe

Have you seen me? My family is missing me, I have gotten out of the house on 5/25/21, in the area of Walter St.
I may be very skittish to strangers please do not try to catch me. I am an Indoor family member, if you have seen me walking around in yards can you please contact Animal Control so that they can get me home to my family.
(508)910-1840

Hi My name Is "Mickey" Have you seen me? My mom is so worried about me. Please if Mickey is spotted please call Animal C...
05/20/2021

Hi My name Is "Mickey"
Have you seen me? My mom is so worried about me.
Please if Mickey is spotted please call Animal Control so he can get home safe, last seen on Tue. 18th. area of Walnut St. Dartmouth.
Dartmouth Animal Control (508)910-1840, please share get the word out.

Update both Davey & Lilly are home safe! 😃Have you seen us? Our family missing us terribly!! Our names are "Davey" & "Li...
04/28/2021

Update both Davey & Lilly are home safe! 😃

Have you seen us? Our family missing us terribly!! Our names are "Davey" & "Lilly". We have been gone since 4/27/21 in the area of Bliss Corner/ Rogers St.. Please help us find our family!
Anyone with any information or has spotted them please contact Animal Control @ 508-9101840.

02/16/2021

Just a friendly reminder to all those who walk their pooches . Please pick up your p**p !!!! We have had a few calls regarding this issue and feel like some have forgotten the dog walking etiquette rule. Yes it is an unpleasant thing to have to do but it is unfair to those who do not own a dog to have to pick up after those who do
Thank You 💩

Sweet dreams Miss Princess!! ❤️
02/01/2021

Sweet dreams Miss Princess!! ❤️

Sweet dreams Miss Princess!! ❤️

02/01/2021

Miss Princess settling in

02/01/2021

We are happy to say Miss Princess has arrived at her new forever home today at Skylands sanctuary & animal rescue in New Jersey
A huge thank you to Dr Jacqueline Brito Village Veterinary Services for donating her time to vaccinate ,tag and give a clean bill of health prior to transport . A huge thank you to Joey Fig for donating his time and expertise as well .
Miss Princess will be very happy in her new home

Princess, the 2 yr. old black angus heifer, 8 months ago escaped the trailer while being loaded for the slaughterhouse. ...
01/22/2021

Princess, the 2 yr. old black angus heifer, 8 months ago escaped the trailer while being loaded for the slaughterhouse. She was captured and is now safe. Funds are needed to help cover the cost to transport her to her forever home and basic medical care. Please consider donating to https://skylandssanctuary.org/donate-2/ Thankfully, Skylands Sanctuary & Animal Rescue | Skylands Animal Sanctuary & Rescue offered to give her refuge and a lifetime of care. Please see the link below to read the newspaper article about her escape and 8 months later, her rescue. A stray cow from Westport hanging out in Dartmouth yard finally caught (https://www.southcoasttoday.com/) Thank you so much. Please share….

Update 1/11/21 These 2 girls have been reunited with their owner!!!These 2 girls where found roaming the area of the on ...
01/10/2021

Update 1/11/21
These 2 girls have been reunited with their owner!!!

These 2 girls where found roaming the area of the on ramp from Reed Rd going onto the 195 highway . They were eating road kill along the side of the roadway. They are both super sweet. If you are the owner or possibly know of who they may belong to. Please call Dartmouth Animal Control at 508-910-1840.

Town of Dartmouth Animal Control
12/31/2020

Town of Dartmouth Animal Control

Town of Dartmouth Animal Control's cover photo
12/31/2020

Town of Dartmouth Animal Control's cover photo

12/30/2020

Dartmouth Animal Control Holiday Hours
December 30-----8:00am---4:00 pm
December 31------8:00am---12:00 pm
January 1 ----------No Animal Control on Duty
January 2---------No Animal Control on Duty
January 3- --------9:00am---5:00pm
January 4---------Animal Control schedule resumes
M,W,TH,FR , 8-4 PM
Tues 8-5 PM
Saturday no aco //// Holidays no aco
Sunday 9-5
If you have an emergency call Dartmouth Police at 508-910-1735
Please have a Merry Christmas , BE SAFE AND HUG YOUR PETS TODAY !!!!

12/24/2020

Dartmouth Animal Control Holiday Hours
December 24 ------8:00am---12:00 pm
December 25 ------No Animal Control on Duty
December 26 ------No Animal Control on Duty
December 27 ------9:00am---5:00pm

If you have an emergency call Dartmouth Police at 508-910-1735
Please have a Merry Christmas , BE SAFE AND HUG YOUR PETS TODAY !!!!

Address

400 Slocum Rd
Dartmouth, MA
02747-3234

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 8pm
Wednesday 8am - 8pm
Thursday 8am - 8pm
Friday 8am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 5am
Sunday 9am - 5am

Telephone

+15089101840

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Has anyone seen this cutie? He is missing from the area of Edgeworth St./Dartmouth St. He is a house cat so may be very scared. If you have seen him please Contact Animal Control @508-910-1840
Sharing for our neighbor City of New Bedford.
Why oh why hasn’t anyone been looking for me !!!! I was running on Rt 195 near the Reed road exit when a nice officer stopped and helped me out . I am safe now at the Humane Society so if you know who my peoples are Please let them Know . I have a 7 day vacation then will be transferred to the shelter to hopefully be adopted .
Update!!! Reunion pending Highway Susie is looking for her peeps she was picked up on Rt 6 last night around 11 pm She is safe at the shelter but if you know who her owner is please let us and them know no collar amd no chip
Lost!! She is an indoor cat and still young, mostly white in coloring with brown paws and big blue/green eyes. She is microchipped and has a collar with her name and my number on it. She left my home in the Merrymount neighborhood by Myles Standish Dr and John Winthrop St. I've attached a photo of Stevie so please let me know if anyone sees her!!!! Call Animal Control at 508-910-1840
Update........ She is home safe!!! Thank you everyone for help sharing out!! Have you seen this girl? Please do not chase. she is skiddish, and is a runner. She has a pink collar and part of her pink leash attached to her. last seen in the area of Cypress Dr. If you have spotted her please contact Animal Control right away. (508)9101840 owners are out looking for her.
Does anyone know the owner of this friendly kitty?? Has a purple collar and a flea collar. In the area of Longview Dartmouth. Please anyone with any information on this cat contact Dartmouth Animal Control ASAP!! If you know who the owner might be and they my not have social media and my not see this post, contact us so that we can contact the owner. (508)910-1840 Please share!
Lost!! Male 1 1/2 year old Neutered Cleveland Street/St. peter's Church vicinity Missing since Sunday night Answers to Buttons or Butter. Super friendly Black/brown/gray tabby with all white paws and pointy ears and long tail Please contact Dartmouth Animal Control at 508-910-1840 of any sightings