Certified Animal Control Officer
Town of Scituate Animal Inspector
Scituate Police Department
604 Chief Justice Cushing Highway
Scituate, MA 02066
(781) 545-8709 - OFFICE
(781) 545-1212 - EMERGENCIES ONLY
HOURS: Monday- Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
On call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Scituate Animal Control is a function of the
Scituate Police Department.
The Scituate Animal Control Department is
dedicated to providing the highest quality of services to the
community by protecting and preserving the well being of all
animals, protecting the publicís safety , enforcing without
prejudice state and local statutes and promoting responsible pet
SERVICES AND DUTIES:
The Town of Scituate Animal Control Officer is responsible
for enforcing Town of Scituate Animal Control Bylaws and related
canine control. Among these responsibilities, the ACO assists
residents with wildlife concerns, investigates all animal bites,
imposes quarantines as needed and conducts annual barn and kennel
NOTE- The Town of Scituate Animal Control
Officer does not trap and remove problem or nuisance wildlife.
Please contact a pest control agency of your choice for these
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PET OWNERS
- All dogs in the town of
Scituate are required to be licensed through the Town Clerks
- All dogs are to be leashed at all times when
off the owners property.
- Please be sure your pets have
Or write your contact info on their collar!!!
Dogs are not allowed on any public beach within the town of
Scituate from June 15th to September 15th
from 10am-6pm or on ANY athletic playing field maintained by the
town at ANY TIME.
PLEASE pick up after your dog.
ITíS THE LAW!
- Please educate your children on the
importance of not approaching unfamiliar dogs/cats and to always
ask permission before interacting with someoneís pet.
- During the summer months leave your dog at
home! The heat, whether itís inside a car or out in the direct
sun, can prove deadly for a dog.
- Remember lots of fresh clean water for all
- Please spay and neuter your pet. If you are
having financial difficulty call 781.545.8709 and ask about
- This office recommends all cats remain
INDOORS. An indoor cat leads a happier, healthier, longer life!
- All your pets MUST be inoculated for rabies!
This is especially important here in Scituate where rabies has
been confirmed for many years. Rabies is deadly. This simple
step could save lives!
- If you see an animal you believe is being
treated poorly or are experiencing a problem, please call Animal
Control @ 781.545.8709 or email:
- The Animal Control office is not staffed 24
hours a day. Your call is important; please have patience when
waiting for a return call.
FOR MORE INFORMATION