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Animal Control

Dog Control

The Dog Control Officer’s duties include: Enforcement of dog licensing and ordinances. Dogs must be effectively restricted or controlled by a person by means of a leash not exceeding 15 feet in length. The Town limit is 3 dogs or cats per household based on zoning regulations.

NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets requires that all dogs four months and older with a current rabies vaccination be licensed. The Town’s licensing fee for spayed/neutered dogs is $8.00 per dog and $18.00 per non-spayed/non-neutered dog. This license must be renewed annually.

If your dog goes missing, contact us immediately!  KEEP TAGS ON YOUR DOG AT ALL TIMES! It is the law in NYS that all dogs must be identified. If the Town’s Dog Control Officer is involved in locating a missing dog there is a $25 redemption fee payable at the Town Clerk’s Office.

For updates on lost or found dogs visit WNY Lost and Found Pets on Facebook

If your dog is sick or injured and requires medical attention after hours, there are emergency vets in the area.  Contact your local vet for more information.

THE TOWN DOG CONTROL OFFICER DOES NOT HANDLE FELINE OR WILDLIFE ISSUES!


DOMESTIC OR FERAL CATS

All feline issues should be directed to the Niagara County SPCA at 716-731-4368 or you can contact the Feral Cat Focus agency at 1-888-902-9717 or any of the cat rescue groups in the area.

DEER

For dead deer on town roads contact our Highway Department at 716-439-9522.
For county roads, contact the Niagara County Highway Department at 716-439-7360.
For State highways, contact the NYS Highway Department at 716-438-2396.

WILDLIFE

Please contact the Department of Environmental Conservation at 1-877-457-5680. These services and expenses are the responsibility of the homeowner.

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