Animal Control

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Animal Control

  • 500 Highland Avenue
  • Cheshire, CT 06410
  • 203 271-5590

Cheshire's Animal Control Officers serve under the jurisdiction of the Police Department.  The Officers have a wide range of responsibilities involving both domestic and wild animal calls for service.  Some of the duties carried out by these officers include:

      * work to prevent the spread of rabies
      * investigate complaints of potential rabid animals
      * enforce vaccination requirements for domestic animals
      * investigate animal bite complaints
      * impound and return or replace stray dogs
      * enforce the dog licensing requirements
      * examine and obtain care for injured or mistreated animals
      * dispose of sick or dangerous animals
      * issue summons

The Officers are are assisted by a group of civilian volunteers who help care for and place animals with adoptive families. The Animal Control facility is a fully equipped to board and care for up to 18 dogs.

In the event Animal Control Officers are off duty, please contact Cheshire Police Headquarters at the main number (203) 271-5500. 

Cheshire Animal Control Hours

Monday and Tuesday:

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday to Friday:

8:00 8:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Adoption, Rescue, and Wildlife
 information available at:
Meriden Humane Society
Friends of Feral Cheshire Cats

For all emergencies call 911For non-emergencies, information and inquiries, contact Animal Control at 203 271-5590

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