Animal Control

About Us:

Tolland Animal Control is responsible for:

  • Enforcing state laws regarding dogs
  • Picking up, housing, and advertising stray dogs
  • Enforcing the Tolland Dog Control Bylaw
  • Public education regarding all aspects of owning companion animals

Non-emergency calls should be directed to the non-emergency Animal Control number below. The call will be picked up by my voice mail message and also forwarded directly to my email. I check it several times a day and will respond back to you as soon as possible. If I am away from town for any length of time my back up, Kim Spring the Sandisfield Dog Officer will respond.

You should call the Animal inspector phone number (413) 258-4794, Ext. 129 if your animal has been bitten, or has bitten someone, or you have a bite to report. All bites are required by law to be reported. If the animal is a wild animal and still in your yard call 911.

Emergency calls should go to 911. These include an animal hit by car, an animal in immediate danger, a sick looking wild animal or dog/animal  attacking people/livestock. The police will respond and they will also call me. If you can also leave a message for me about the situation that would be helpful too.

Email Animal Control

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Valerie Bird Animal Inspector (413) 258-4794 Ext. 128