The Animal Control Officers are civilian employees specially trained to handle animal complaints. These complaints can range from barking and stray dogs to capturing and relocating wild animals that stray into the city. They also serve civil paperwork regarding animal complaints and educate the public regarding animal issues.
The Animal Control Officers work out of the West Side Substation, 143 Walker Street. To contact the Animal Control Division, please call (603) 792-5461. If your animal complaint is an emergency situation, dial 911.
Duties and responsibilities of the ACO's include investigating animal complaints, enforcing City Ordinances and State Laws, picking up and impounding stray animals, educating the public, visiting elementary schools, patrolling the Community, and providing assistance to police officers in animal related matters.
Guide to Information and Laws Relating to Animals.
For further information, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page review the Animal Control FAQ's.
The Animal Control Officers utilize the Manchester Animal Shelter located at 490 Dunbarton Rd, Manchester.
All pet adoptions are handled through the Shelter as well as care and medical support. If you are interested in adopting a pet, please contact the Shelter at (603) 628-3544, or try http://www.petfinder.com/
The Animal Shelter is contracted to the F.M.A.S. (Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter)