Contact Infomation

 

Animal Control Officer:

Ellen Bistany
ebistany@lawpd.com

 

Mon. – Fri., 9:00am – 5:00pm

TEL 978-794-5856

 

 

Animal Control Division

The primary function of the Animal Control Division is to enforce the City Of Lawrence by-laws and the Massachusetts General Laws as they relate to animal issues. Some other duties of Animal Control include picking up stray dogs, licensing and vaccination enforcement, bite investigations, cruelty investigations, quarantines, barking complaints and barn inspections. Many of these duties require the officer be out of the office frequently. To reach the ACO, please call 978-794-5856 and leave a detailed message. Your call will be returned as soon as possible. Our phone accepts voicemail 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are calling to report a loose dog, please call the Lawrence Police 978-794-5900 and the ACO will be radio dispatched.
 

No more than four domestic pets, including dogs, cats, birds, and other similar domesticated animals shall be permitted on any one lot.

 


 

Information

 

 Keep your animals inside around Halloween and away from the front door during trick-or-treating. Animals can become excited or threatened by visitors, so keep them in a separate and enclosed room where they can remain calm—this also eliminates the risk that they will escape. Don’t leave dogs in the yard because they can escape or be subjected to torment by passersby. As an added precaution, make sure that your animal companions wear identification at all times. And if you’re going trick-or-treating, don’t take your animals with you.

Read more: http://www.peta.org/living/companion-animals/keep-animals-safe-happy-halloween/#ixzz3Hd8cFbUm