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Animal Control

The Animal Control section is responsible for enforcing local ordinances, state statutes and regulations related to: unlicensed dogs; leash law violations; unvaccinated animals; animal bite quarantine; and all animal complaints from citizens as well as formal complaints received through the Office of the Chief of Police.

Report a Stray or Lost Animal

Please call Animal Control at 508-799-1211. All stray animals that can not be identified are taken to the Worcester Animal Rescue League (WARL). The WARL is a no-kill intake animal shelter located at 139 Holden Street, Worcester, MA 01606. Injured animals are taken to a local veterinarian. Animal Control logs all animals that are picked up and the WARL keeps records of animals they receive.

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Animal Control
Police Headquarters
9-11 Lincoln Square
Worcester, MA 01608

Accessible via WRTA Bus Line. View Schedules

Emergency: 911
Phone: 508-799-1211
Fax: 508-799-8680
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Office Hours:
24 Hours x 7 Days

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