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Animal Control Officer

Carolee Mason

Municipal Animal  Control Officer

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The Newtown Municipal Animal Control Officer (MACO) is a member of the Newtown Department of Police Services and is appointed by the Chief of Police to supervise Canine Control operations and Canine Control Units. The MACO is in charge of insuring peace and the safety of all persons and property with regard to certain animals within the Town of Newtown.

The MACO has full authority granted by the Chief of Police to officiate  under Section 22-331 of the Connecticut General Statutes and to supervise the Dog Shelter, Kennel Attendant and all other Canine Control related duties assigned by a supervisor.

The Animal Control Division enforces all laws related to domestic pets, which may include roaming dogs, impoundment of strays, animal adoptions, animal bites investigations, care of injured animals, rabies control, property damage and nuisance caused by dogs, and cruelty investigations. Any questions or concerns related to wildlife such as: damage complaints, sick, injured, orphaned, and human / animal exposure may also be directed to Animal Control. Informational facts sheets are available on indigenous species of wildlife by request.

All impounded animals are checked for microchip, tattoos, and tags. Every impounded animal is advertised in the Lost and Found column. Connecticut law states all impounded animal need to be held for seven days after advertisement before they are available for adoption. Each dog undergoes temperament testing prior to their consideration for adoption.

The Newtown Animal Control Division is located off of Trades Lane on the Fairfield Hills Campus.  An appointment can be made to view propective pets by calling (203) 426-6900. Pictures of adoptees are listed at [Link]

MACO Carolee Mason is assisted by:
 Matt Schaub -- Assistant
Helen Wigzell - Kennel Keeper

To adopt call: Newtown Pound 203-426-6900

Requirements: A veterinarian's reference
A meeting with the entire household and the Animal Control Officer.

Adoption Fees:

$5 Fee to Newtown Pound
$70 Fee to Canine Advocates to help defray cost of veterinary care

$5 Fee to Newtown Pound
$45 Fee to Canine Advocates to help defray cost of veterinary care