Animal Control

Mission Statement
 

The duties of the Animal Care and Control Officer are to Protect, Rescue, Educate, Enforce, Inspect, and Adoptions. Included are all animals, both domestic and wildlife. Duties are to protect personal property and help prevent zoonotic diseases. The Animal Care and Control officer attends to complaints and investigates those complaints. The Laws enforced are MA General Laws Chapter 140 Sections 136-175, Chapter 129, Chapter 49: and the West Newbury By-Laws, Section VI Animal By-Laws.  The Animal Care and Control is an On-Call position. The Position involves close work with the West Newbury Police, Town Clerk, Board of Health, and Board of Selectmen.
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