Animal Control

Contact Us

Don Conboy

Don Conboy
Animal Control Officer

56 Broad Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Phone: (617) 479-1212 
e-mail:
Animal Control Office

Office Hours
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Monday - Saturday
Closed on Holidays

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/keepers are required to leash their dogs anytime they are off of their property, 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 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

To visit the Quincy Animal Shelter please click here.

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.