Animal Control

German Shepherd

Animal Control Services are provided by Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (NECCOG), based in Dayville, CT. The contact phone number is (860) 774-1253. On-call emergency service is provided 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Please access this page for possible leads on missing/lost pets.

NECCOG services include

  • Handling of dead, confined, stray, at large, nuisance, injured, and vicious animals
  • Investigation and enforcement of any cruelty, abandonment, or protective custody cases
  • Provision of veterinary care on an emergency basis for domestic animals
  • Handling of neighborhood disputes involving animal complaints (does not include cats)
  • Investigation of all reported bites, quarantine of biting animals pursuant to State guidelines, and performing such duties as are necessary on a live biting animal or its carcass, necessary to prepare and deliver it for rabies testing.

NECCOG provides ongoing adoption services. Details on current adoptees can be accessed through Pet Finder, Northeastern CT Animal Rescue, or by visiting the Center.


There has been an increase in reports of rabid animals in our region. Rabies is transmitted primarily through the bite of a rabid animal. 

To report a wild animal attack on a human, call

  • Northeast District Department of Health: (860) 774-7350 and
  • CT Department of Environmental Protection Wildlife Division:(860) 424-3333.

To report a wild animal attack on a domestic animal, call

  • Animal Control: (860)774-1253 and
  • DEP: (860) 424-3333

To report a domestic animal attack on a human, call

  • Northeast District Department of Health: (860) 774-7350 and
  • Animal Control: (860)774-1253


Rabies information is available at the Center for Disease Control website

NECCOG - Animal Control
125 Putnam Pike
Dayville, CT 06241
United States

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41.849122668007, -71.878621727228