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Animal Control Officer

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The position of Animal Control Officer was first created in 1992 in response to a major rabies outbreak. The Officer is responsible for:
  • removing and destroying animals that are a direct threat to public safety, ie. rabid raccoons, skunks, etc.

Pursuant to MGL 140 amended June 2012:

* acts as agent for Selectmen in investigating dog complaints
* investigates reported violations and enforces town bylaws relating to dogs
* issues citations and fines for violations of bylaws and statutes
* attends dog hearings before Selectmen
* responsible for feeding, boarding, and disposing of stray and nuisance dogs
* responsible for care of town dog pound

Contact Information

Email: selectboard@grotonma.gov
Phone: (978) 448-5555
Members: 1
Selection: Appointed
Term In Years: 1
Remuneration: Stipend


John Greenhalgh
John Greenhalgh
Term Start: 2023-07-01
Term End: 2024-06-30
Robert T. Delaney
Robert T. Delaney
Term Start: 2023-07-01
Term End: 2024-06-30

Animal Control Officer Documents

  1. Dog_Complaint_Form.pdf
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