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Animal Shelter

In addition to responding to 'calls for service,' the department operates its own shelter.  The facility can house up to sixteen dogs and six cats. The staff responds and deals with an average of 8,500 calls per year and impounds approximately 350 animals.

Most animals are claimed by their owners within 1-3 days. Those unclaimed are behaviorally evaluated by staff members and if found to be adoptable (not aggressive or having severe medical issues), are placed for adoption or transferred to other animal rescue organizations.

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Domestic Animals

Domestic animal calls usually involve dogs. The complaints range from animal waste and leash law violations to excessive barking, dog bites, sick or injured strays and animal cruelty.

Issues involving cats (both domestic and feral) are increasing every day.  Although the law doesn't address cat issues to the same degree as dogs, we respond to the following problems: cats (stray or feral) that are sick or injured, aggressive cats, cat bites and animal cruelty.

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Wildlife

While Animal Control primarily responds to domestic animal issues, we also handle a limited number  of wildlife problems.  The department only responds to wildlife situations when the animal is sick, injured, deceased (on a public way) or posing an immediate threat to public safety. Under state law, Animal Control Officers are prohibited from trapping and removing nuisance animals from private property.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do with a stray dog?

Residents are advised not to take in stray dogs because the dog’s medical history and temperament are unknown.  If you find a stray dog, state law requires you to contact the Police or Animal Control within forty-eight hours of possession.

Does Animal Control house stray dogs?

Yes, the Animal Control Department maintains its own facility. Under City Ordinance, impounded animals are held for a minimum of ten days unless claimed by the owner.

Does Animal Control adopt unclaimed animals?

Yes, adoptable animals are adopted out or transferred to other state approved shelters or rescue groups.

Where do I license my dog?

The Elections Commission office issues dog licenses. Licenses are due annually; license period is May 1st through April 30th. A valid license and rabies tag must be worn by the animal at all times.

Is there a leash law in Brockton?

Yes, whenever the animal is off the owner or keeper’s premises, the dog needs to be under restraint as defined in Chapter 3, Brockton, MA Code of Ordinances.

Does Brockton have an animal waste ordinance?

Yes, the owner or keeper of a dog is responsible to pick up the animal's feces from public or private property of others.

Does Animal Control pick up stray or feral cats?

No, feral or free-roaming cats are not subject to the leash law.

Does Animal Control dispose of dead animals?

Animal Control Officers only remove deceased animals from public ways.

Will Animal Control remove a wild animal from my property?

Animal Control Officers are only allowed to remove wildlife from private property if the animal is found to be sick, injured or posing an immediate threat to public safety. If it is a nuisance situation, you can hire a pest control service or exterminator to deal with the issue. Residents are also allowed to use humane methods to remedy the problem.

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Update: Good is back home with family

Do you know me? This handsome boy was picked up on boundary st late last night (1/17/20), he was also reported to be seen in Holbrook and may live there. Please contact Brockton Animal Control with any information at 508-580-7835, Thank You
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Update: Good is back home with family 

Do you know me? This handsome boy was picked up on boundary st late last night (1/17/20), he was also reported to be seen in Holbrook and may live there. Please contact Brockton Animal Control with any information at 508-580-7835, Thank You

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I found this same dog in Randolph about a month ago.. he was reunited with his owner the next day I believe her name was Jenny Nguyen.. now I am worried since the dog has gotten out twice in one month

Can any one just go in and take him out how does that work

St. Francis was lease help this fur baby get home safely & make sure he doesn’t get lose again.🙏🙏🙏🙏🐾🐾🐾🐾🐾❤️❤️❤️🐾‼️‼️

There's a family at the end of gary and brookville, but cant remember the coloring of their pitbull.

City of Brockton animal control. This dog might belong on south Franklin st. Holbrook

Aweee sweet boy. Hopefully he is reunited soon

Shared on Everything Holbrook. Poor baby.

What a precious pup ❤️

Awe he is sad.. poor guy. 😢

he is beautiful!

What a handsome boy!

So cute and looks so sad and confused 😥

So cold out. The poor boy.

Beautiful puppy

Laurice Hedges this is the original post from Brockton if you want to find out if he was a Brockton or Holbrook dog. 🙂 maybe they can message you to let you know

Beautiful dog

I love him!!!!

Poor sweet baby

Hope he finds his family

He is a good lookin dog ❤️

Don’t they have to get a license in their town and get tagged

Adorable

Great news...

Gorgeous dog

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Update: Bobby is back home with his family

Do you know me? I was found in the area of Lewiston St and Crescent Street. If you have any information please contact Brockton Animal Control 508-580-7835
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Update: Bobby is back home with his family 

Do you know me? I was found in the area of Lewiston St and Crescent Street. If you have any information please contact Brockton Animal Control 508-580-7835

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Everette ACO just picked up one almost Identical to this one!

I think this dog lives at the house where Beef Provision Company used to be 🤔

Glad he's back home👍❤

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Emily Ford this dogs looks familiar.

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Update: Diamond has gone home!

Do you know me? This angel eyed gal was found wandering the Cabot Street area of Brockton earlier today, Sunday, January 5th. If you recognize this dog please contact us at Brockton Animal Control (508) 580-7835. Thank you!

City of Brockton Animal Control Dept
446 Court Street
Brockton, Massachusetts
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Update: Diamond has gone home!

Do you know me? This angel eyed gal was found wandering the Cabot Street area of Brockton earlier today, Sunday, January 5th. If you recognize this dog please contact us at Brockton Animal Control (508) 580-7835. Thank you! 

City of Brockton Animal Control Dept 
446 Court Street 
Brockton, Massachusetts

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Looks like a Viszla... very nice dogs.. someone has got to be missing this girl

Her name is Diamond. She lives on Perry ave She escapes alot and is very skiddish and difficult to catch

Sweet girl, I hope your family is found soon!♥️😢

what a pretty dog

What a beautiful sweet girl!

Sweet girl ❤

Pretty girl.❤️

Adorable

Wow nice

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Someones baby

Beautiful dog ,why the heavy chain??

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Update: Leo is back home safe!

This male husky was found running loose by Lyman st and Erie Ave. If you know where he may live please contact Brockton Animal Control at 508-580-7835, Thank you.
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Update: Leo is back home safe!

This male husky was found running loose by Lyman st and Erie Ave. If you know where he may live please contact Brockton Animal Control at 508-580-7835, Thank you.

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I think the owner lives over near South Jr High. The dog was loose during the summer once before and came into my yard. He’s super friendly just slips out of his harness a lot. I remember he had a dog license but I don’t remember the number. Hopefully you find the owner soon

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So happy he is home!

Please report to mass missing pets 🙏🙏🙏🙏

Sweet faced dog

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Update: Charlie’s owner has been located

Do you know me? I was found today (12/18/19) on Brunswick St. If you have any information please call Animal Control at 508-580-7835.
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Update:  Charlie’s owner has been located 

Do you know me? I was found today (12/18/19) on Brunswick St.  If you have any information please call Animal Control at 508-580-7835.

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Found the owner. Will have them call

So cute. Hope he finds his family

What a cutie 😊

Let us know if he is found

Sweetie pie

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I have been here in this address for 35 minutes and no one is here and nobody answer the this telephone number

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Other Organizations

The MSPCA-Angell

For spaying and neutering information, along with other resources for pet owners, visit the MSPCA-Angell here.

The Animal Rescue League of Boston

For information on how to help animals in need of rescuing or veterinary treatment as well as community programs that promote education about pet health, behavior, care and services; visit the Animal Rescue League here.

Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources – Division of Animal Health

For information about inspections, licensing, awareness and education about domestic animals; visit the MDAR Animal Health Division here.

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