The Southbury Animal Control Department enforces all State laws and Town ordinances relating to animals. The department handles calls regarding roaming dog(s), nuisance barking, animal bites/attacks, unreasonable tethering or confining of a dog, validation of current rabies vaccination, licensing laws, leash law ordinance compliance, and conducts routine patrols. Dogs found roaming or lost are brought to the Southbury Pound located in the Town Highway parking lot on Peter Road in the back left corner.
Verbal warnings, written warnings or infractions may be issued pursuant to Chapter 435 of the Connecticut General Statutes.
Southbury Animal Control also handles emergency calls such as reports of animal cruelty, injured dog or cat, and situations involving possible rabid animal exposure to humans or domestic animals. After 4:30 p.m. an animal bite/attack is also considered an emergency.
Adoption hours are available Monday through Sunday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm by appointment only.
Animal Control handled 90 animals in 2012, out of which 57 were reunited with their owners and 24 adopted out.