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Our office is located at 5 West Street at
All dog LICENSING is done at the Cromwell Town Hall, Town Clerk's Office, 41 Wall Street, Cromwell.
PETS ON PARADE - CANCELLED :(
CROMWELL DOG PARK:
We are getting closer and closer to our goal. We need an additional $7000 to break ground on the park.
More fundraisers to be announced soon.
The toen has formally designated the 1.2 acre parcel of land known as Hoffman Farm as the home of the dog park!
We're getting closer to our goal!
Our meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7pm in the Cromwell Town Hall, Room 219. Come share your ideas!
If you have any questions, suggestions or wish to volunteer, don't hesitate to email email@example.com! We believe that a dog park will improve the quality of life for our citizens, their canines, and our community.
We are on Facebook - Cromwell Dog Park (friend us!!)
For more information ... check out our website www.cromwelldogpark.com
July 1995-April 2010
It is with great sadness that Cromwell Animal Control announces the passing of Otis. Since 1999 Otis has visited both the Cromwell public schools and library, accompanying Animal Control Officer Cheryl Gagnon and educating Cromwell children on safe behavior with dogs. ACO Gagnon recognized from raising her own children with Otis the value of a positive hands-on experience with dogs, instituting what has become a much anticipated high note in the school year of Cromwell kids. Developing a “Bite Prevention” presentation, Gagnon used Otis to demonstrate a safe approach to dogs, care and keeping of the family pet, the purpose of licensing, and above all a measure of respect for all living creatures. With his soft, long ears and docile manner, Otis was loved and appreciated by untold number of Cromwell children, those still in the school system and those who have moved on, but who all recall with remarkable fondness the dog that touched their lives.
Cromwell Animal Control is a division of the Cromwell Police Department.
We enforce all animal related laws including CT state Statutes and Town Ordinances. We handle all animal related calls from roaming dogs to wildlife calls.
Our ultimate goal is to teach "Responsible Pet Ownership" through public education. We speak at local schools, day cares, libraries and civic groups. We believe that by educating our youth at an early age we can prevent future mistreatment and abuse of animals.
We focus on "Bite Prevention". There are an average of 4.7 Million people bitten by dogs in the United States each year. The most common and most severe are to children. Educating children and the general public on the proper way to approach a dog is just as important as the proper care and treatment of a dog.
All dogs and cats must be vaccinated for Rabies!
Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that can infect all warm-blooded animals, including humans. Rabies attacks the central nervous system. The virus lives in the saliva of rabid animals. Rabies can be transmitted through a bite or scratch by introducing saliva, from an infected animal, into a cut or open wound in the skin, eyes, nose or mouth.
animal can get rabies?
can get rabies, not birds or reptiles. Skunks, bats, foxes, raccoons, dogs, cats and some farm animals
are the most likely to get rabies. Rabbits, opossums, squirrels, rats and mice
seldom get rabies, but these animals are not immune from getting rabies
are the signs of Rabies in an animal?
It is impossible to determine 100% if an animal has rabies just by looking at it. The first sign of rabies is usually a change in the animal's behavior. Some signs can include friendliness in wild animals, unprovoked rage or aggression in any animal, rear leg weakness, excessive salivation and almost any behavior that is unusual for that species. Not all nocturnal animals out during the day are rabid. Depending on the time of year the animal may be out foraging for food for itself or it's young or it could have become trapped in a shed or garage the night before. If you see an animal that you are concerned about contact the animal control office for assistance.
Animal Control conducts "Bite Prevention" and "Responsible pet ownership" classes for local schools, daycare, libraries and civic group. The classes are "Free" of charge and are approximately one hour long. For more information contact the Animal Control officer at the Cromwell Police Department.
* REMINDERS *
ALL LICENSING DONE AT THE CROMWELL TOWN HALL,
TOWN CLERK'S OFFICE, 41 WEST STREET, CROMWELL.
Dog licenses run from July 1 thru June 30.
Neutered dogs $ 8.00
or Non Neutered dogs $ 19.00
There is a late fee of $1.00 per month for dogs licensed after June 30th of the current year.
Effective June 17, 2006
82-2 Roaming at large All dogs must be on a leash at all times.
82-3 Removal of Feces All feces must be picked up and removed by the owner when on public or private property other than their own.
82-4 License Required All dogs over the age of six months must be licensed in the town where they reside.
82-5 Rabies Vaccine Required All dogs and cats over the age of three months must be vaccinated for rabies.
82-6 Annoyance by dog on Highway No owner shall allow a dog to go out on any highway, road or street and growl, snap, bite or otherwise annoy any person or domesticated animal lawfully using highway, or chase or interfere with any motor vehicle.
82-7 Nuisance Dog No owner shall own or harbor a dog or dogs which is a nuisance by reason of vicious disposition or excessive barking or other disturbance.
82-8 Violations and Penalties Any violation of this Article shall be punishable by a fine of not more that $75.00. If such fine is not paid within Seven Days it shall double immediately and become due and payable in addition to the original amount.
82-9 Impoundment Any animal that is found at large in violation of this Article, shall be impounded by the Animal Control Officer.
Please walk your dog responsibly.
The Town of Cromwell DOES NOT have an Animal Shelter within our town. Cromwell Animal Control leases space from the Town of Berlin. The Shelter is located at 600 Christian Lane in Berlin. All animal inquires must be made via the Cromwell Animal Control at 860-635-2256 X29.
All roaming dogs picked up are checked for tags, tattoos and are scanned for microchips. An advertisement is placed in the local newspaper and every effort is made to reunite the dog with it's owner. If the owner is not located within seven days the dog is put up for adoption. All dogs up for adoption in the Town of Cromwell are posted on www.petfinder.org.
Impoundment Fee: Any dog found roaming at large shall be impounded by an Animal Control Officer. The owner shall be charged the following:
$15.00 impoundment fee.
$ 8.50 for each day after the first 24 hours of impoundment.
New owners are screened to make sure proper care of the animal will take place. Making sure that both the new owner and the dog are right for each other is our utmost goal.
The State of Connecticut has an Animal Population Control Program (APCP) in place CTGS 22-380e to 22-380m.
Any dog that is NOT spayed or neutered qualifies for this program. A voucher is given to the owner and it covers most of the cost of spaying or neutering and some of the required shots. The cost of this program is $50.00 ($45.00 APCP fee and a $5.00 municipal sale of pet fee).
Any dog that is spayed or neutered or if the new owner does not reside in the State of Connecticut does not qualify for this program. The fee for those dogs is $5.00 municipal sale of pet fee.
For more information about these programs please contact our office.
Dead Birds / West Nile Virus
AT THIS TIME THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT IS NOT COLLECTING DEAD BIRDS FOR TESTING OF THE WEST NILE VIRUS
If you have any questions or concerns regarding birds or the West Nile Virus, please contact J. Wesley Bell, The Cromwell Health Coordinator or The Director of the State Health Department at 860-509-8500.
Animal Control has NO information regarding West Nile Virus.
Special Needs for Pets
Chief Anthony J. Salvatore & Animal Control Officer Cheryl L. Gagnon announces that they have established a "Special Needs for Pets" fund. The fund was developed to help local animals that are picked up by Animal Control. Donated monies go directly to shelter animals that may need to be spayed, neutered, need special surgeries, or may need vaccinations. In addition, the funds objective is to improve the level of animal care through education and community outreach events.
For instance, Angelina a 12 week old pit bull is happy and healthy today because of our Special Needs for Pets Fund. Angelina was found in November of 2005 scared and shivering under a car in the parking lot of the Middle School. When a passerby first spotted her they thought she was a pink piglet. Due to a severe case of Demodex Mange she had lost ALL of her hair. She had a skin infection and was loaded with parasites. Without the fund Angelina would have been euthanized. Monies are also used for public education about animal awareness throughout the community.
Animal Control can always use donations of blankets, leashes, collars, food, treats, and toys. Any donations can be dropped off at either the Town Hall Clerk's Office or First Selectman's office or at the Cromwell Police Department. Monetary donations can be made to the 'Special Needs for Pets Fund' at anytime by contacting Animal Control.
Animal Control Links:
For additional license information contact the Town Clerks office @ (860) 632-3440 or E-Mail the Town Clerk, Darlene DiProto.
Animal Control office (Located at the Police Department) at 860-635-2256 ext. 29
or E-Mail the Animal Control officer, Cheryl
or E-Mail the Animal Control officer, Cheryl Gagnon.