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, please contact us immediately! KEEP TAGS ON YOUR DOG AT ALL TIMES! NYS law requires that all dogs must be identified. If the Town’s Dog Control Officer is involved in locating a missing dog there may be 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 may contact the Feral Cat Focus agency (1-888-902-9717) or any of the cat rescue groups in the area.
To request removal of dead deer on town roads, please 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
Please contact the Department of Environmental Conservation at 1-877-457-5680 regarding wildlife isssues. Services for trapping and removing wildlife are the responsibility of the homeowner.