The Animal Control Department is responsible for:
- Enforcing City Ordinances relating to Animals
- Pickup and disposal of wild animal carcasses
- Providing advice on controlling nuisance wildlife*
Animal ordinances are primarily relating to dogs: Dog owners are required to clean up their pet's waste, control excessive barking, and insure that their dog is properly vaccinated against rabies. Dog owners are also required to license their pets annually.
The Animal Control Officer is also required to investigate dog attacks.
Animal Control officers are on duty Monday through Saturday, 8:30-4:30, excluding holidays
To surrender a cat or dog please contact:
Quincy Animal Shelter
56 Broad Street (Next to Police Station)
Phone: 617 376-1349
Tuesday & Thursday 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Please note: The Animal Shelter is not a City Department. The shelter holds an annual clinic in April to provide low-cost rabies vaccination.
*Wildlife found in Quincy includes coyotes, deer, foxes, hawks, owls, opossums, raccoons, turkeys and woodchucks.