Animal Control & Protection

Public Safety

The Animal Control and Protection Section promotes public safety and the humane treatment of all domestic animals while encouraging responsible pet ownership through:
  • Public education
  • Enforcement of local and state laws
To protect the animals and public, emphasis is placed on the public's compliance to:
  • Licensing
  • Vaccination
  • Restraint laws

If You Find a Pet

If you have found a cat, dog, or other pet, please notify us immediately. Complaints and/or concerns regarding domestic animals should also be directed to the animal control section.

In the event that no officer is available at the time of your call, please leave a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. All calls will be kept confidential. Please leave the following information:
  • Nature of your call
  • Your name
  • Daytime phone number

In an Emergency

Emergency animal calls, such as an injured dog or cat, may be directed to the Yarmouth Police Department at (508) 775-0445 (then press 0 for a dispatcher). An animal control officer will be notified by radio.

Pride in Our Work

Our staff takes pride in our work assisting animals and citizens to improve their quality of life. We love to celebrate each and every happy ending.