Guilford Police Animal Shelter
Our facility is located at rear of the Guilford Public Safety complex at 400 Church Street
(behind the police department, to the right of the Fire Department)
Our Animal Control officer is:
When the Animal Control Facility is closed or when the Animal Control Officer is off-duty, our Police Patrol Officers handle all animal-related complaints.
Animal Control Telephone Number
Contact: 203.453.8061 if after hours or no answer
Monday 6:00am – 2:00pm
Tuesday 6:00am – 2:00pm
Wednesday 6:00am – 2:00pm
Thursday 6:00am – 2:00pm
Friday 6:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday & Sunday Closed
Hours are subject to change without notice.
Animal adoptions from the Animal Shelter for a neutered animal cost $5.00. The cost for an unneutered animal is $50.00.This cost includes the cost of 2 vaccinations and the partial cost of neutering.
The new owner is responsible for all necessary vaccinations and licensing of the adopted animal.
– Sec. 22-364(a)
States in part that a dog is not allowed off its own property unless it is on a leash. Fine is $92.00
– Sec. 22-363 Covers excessive barking etc. The fine is $75.00
Every dog and cat is required to have a current rabies vaccination. Fine is $136.00
Every dog over six months of age is required to be licensed with the Town. The cost of licensing is $8.00 for a neutered dog and $19.00 for an non-neutered dog. Licensing is done by the Town Clerk at the Town Hall. The fine for an unlicensed dog is $75.00
Leash Law/Scoop Law
Town Ordinance Sec 214-3 says in part that in any Park, Beach, or open space under the jurisdiction of the Parks & Recreation Commission, pets shall be on a leash no longer than seven feet. Further that owners shall remove animal defecation immediately.