Animal Inspector

A collage of different farm animalsEach town has an appointed Animal Inspector, this authority comes from the MA Department of Agriculture and the Board of Selectman who nominate the Animal Inspector every year.


The Animal inspector has two functions: 

  • Issue animal quarantines
  • Perform yearly inspections of barns and livestock. 

To contact the Animal Inspector call 978-544-1107.

Rabies Information

For more Information on rabies visit the state website's page on Rabies Control

Farm Animal Information

For more information on Animal Health Programs from Department of Agriculture please visit the Division of Animal Health page on the state's website.

Animal Control Officer/Shelter Contact

To report cases of dog bites, animal abuse or neglect; or to see if you qualify for free spay/neuter vouchers please contact the Animal Control Officer at 978-249-2494.