The Animal Control Department serves the citizens of Framingham as a division of Public Safety. More than 2,700 calls and complaints are fielded annually by this small department.
Two full-time and two part-time Animal Control Officers provide services to the City of Framingham seven days a week, 365 days a year. Furthermore, officers remain on-call after hours to respond to emergencies.
Animal Control Officers:
- Perform regular patrols, call responses, and administrative tasks
- Enforce both state and local by-laws as they pertain to animals
- Pursue court complaints when necessary in order to ensure compliance with the laws
- Provide daily necessary care for animals held in the department’s custody
In addition to their regular duties, Animal Control Officers also act as Animal Inspectors.