Animal Control Department

Animal Control Department

fairfieldanimalcontrolusePaul Miller, Animal Control Officer

Fairfield Animal Shelter
211 Richard White Way
Fairfield, CT 06824


Monday: 9:00  am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00  am - 5:00 pm

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Most Requested Information

  • Visit the Police Department website for more information
  • If there is no answer at Animal Control, or it is after hours, call 911 if it is an emergency; for non emergencies, call the Police Department at 203-254-4800.
  • Find a great pet at the Fairfield Animal Shelter, 211 Richard White Way. Available pets are updated on the Fairfield Animal Control Facebook Page.
About Us

It is the responsibility of Animal Control to investigate roaming dogs, animal bites, cruelty to animal complaints, barking, unreasonable tethering or confinement of a dog, town defecation ordinance, leash law, valid rabies vaccinations, dog licensure, and rabies-related wildlife complaints that present an eminent danger to the community.

The town’s Animal Shelter impounds 400 to 600 animals annually. The shelter is open daily with staff available for emergencies 24 hours a day. Animals may be adopted from the town’s animal shelter.

The Animal Control Division also holds period seminars on wildlife-related issues, most recently on dealing with coyotes, and also does annual rabies clinics where rabies vaccines can be obtained for a low cost or for no cost to qualifying citizens.

Mission Statement

To enforce all state and local laws concerning roaming dogs, barking dogs, animal bites, nuisance complaints, and rabies related wildlife complaints.

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