Animal Control

Municipal Animal Control Officer (MACO)

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 in the Newtown Bee and the Danbury News Times. Connecticut law states all impounded animals 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 at 21 Old Farm Road, off Wasserman Way.  

An appointment can be made to view prospective pets by calling (203) 426-6900.

To adopt call:

Newtown Pound 203-426-6900. Hours for adoption are Monday-Friday 9am to 3pm by appointment only.

Any dog that has been spayed or neutered by the town of Newtown will be charged $150.00 for adoption.

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

Adoption Fees: Dogs: $5 Fee to the Newtown Pound
                           Cats: $5 Fee to the Newtown Pound

Surrender Fee: $100

Dogs and cats may be surrendered to Newtown Animal Control based on the discretion of the Municipal Animal Control Officer and space availability at the time. A one-hundred dollar ($100) surrender fee is required along with all medical records.

Low-Cost Spay Neuter Assistance:

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Carolee Mason Municipal Animal Control Officer (MACO) (203) 426-6900
Matt Schaub Assistant Animal Control Officer (203) 426-6900
Helen Wigzell Assistant Animal Control Officer (203) 426-6900
Cynthia Edgar Assistant Animal Control Officer (203) 426-6900