Canton Animal Control/Shelter
Location: 150R Bolivar
St behind the Department of Public Works
Mon, Wed - Fri 8 to 4 (it’s best to phone first in case we are out on a call)
Tue 8 to 6
Weekends by appt.
have someone on call 24 hours for Emergencies (i.e., injured
animal.) Call the Police Dept. at 781-828-1212 and they will page
the person on-call.
Contact Numbers: 781-575-6507
Personnel: Nadya Branca, Animal Control Officer
On-Call / Weekend
Staff Stacy Nee
Animal Control Department
provides shelter, care and comfort for lost or homeless animals in the
Is there a leash law?
A: Yes ?
there is a Leash Law which states ?Dogs
must be restrained by a chain or lead that is suitable for the size and
strength of the dog and is attended by a person of adequate age and
ability to control the dog.
Can the Animal Control Department remove
According to State Law ?No wild animal can be removed unless it is sick
The responsibilities of this department
include enforcing the license and leash laws. All dogs in
the Town of Canton must be licensed by May 30 of each year.
Licenses are issued by the Town Clerk at
the Town Hall. To obtain a license, proof of up to date rabies
vaccination must be shown.
License Fee: $15.00
Spay or Neutered
$20.00 Not Spayed/neutered
Board $15.00 per day
Leash Law Violation
$25.00 1st offense
$50.00 2nd offense
If a dog is lost and it is wearing its?
license tag we will notify the owner.
If we find an untagged animal and we
are unable to locate the owner, or the owner does not claim it in 10
days the dog/cat then becomes available for adoption.
This department will provide
information and assistance to residents with regard to wildlife
situations, within the guidelines of State and Local laws.
Please spay and neuter your pets!
Make sure your pets vaccinations are up to date.
- License your dog by May
30. A license is protection for
- Do not leave pet
food outside. This is a magnet for wildlife.
- Do not leave cats or small dogs outside alone.
- Rubbish should be contained on a securely covered
- Tell your children - Do not approach wildlife
even if it is acting friendly
The Animal Control Dept encourages
visitors to our shelter. We are available to answer questions
regarding animal regulations/ care/ behavior/ wildlife information.
Richard A. Stein Animal Shelter has a limited number of cages available
to the residents of Canton for boarding dogs .
Dogs must be
currently vaccinated for Distemper, Rabies & Kennel Cough.
If the animal needs
to be medicated there is additional charge.
Rates: Dogs : $15 per
Boarding is also available for cats. Rate is $12 per day
Animal Control Officers Association
Fish and Wildlife, Living with Wildlife Series
on Dealing with Wildlife