Duties & Responsibilities
The Animal Control Officer in their capacity as Animal Inspector survey's primarily domesticated animals to prevent any diseases from spreading and enforces quarantine or disposition of sick animals when necessary. The Animal Control Officer in particular addresses domesticated animal based complaints and concerns primarily related to dogs, as well as the inspection of kennels thereof. In that capacity, the Animal Control Officer is the enforcing authority of violations against the Town of Dunstable Dog Control Bylaw (Section 3). In most cases instances realting to wildlife do not fall under the Animal Control Officers purview unless the animal is exhibiting symptoms of an illness such as rabies. Certain large wild animals, such as bears, come under the jurisdiction of the Massachusetts Environmental Police.
|Animal Inspector / Animal Control Officer