The Animal Control Department will provide information and assistance to residents with regard to wildlife situations, within the guidelines of State and Local laws. Animal Control Officers may only legally handle wildlife when the animals are sick/injured or present a threat to public health or safety. If you have an issue with sick or injured wildlife please call Animal Control immediately.
If your wildlife issue is a nuisance animal there are Wildlife Fact Sheets below that may help solve the problem. Our department may have additional advice to offer, however, Massachusetts state law prohibits the relocation of wildlife. View more information. Often residents will call and ask us to remove healthy wildlife. We are not legally allowed to do so.