Animal Control


Stratford Animal Control is a Division of the Stratford Police Department that enforces all State Laws and Town Ordinance related to animals. It is the responsibility of the Animal Control Division to investigate roaming dogs, animal bites, cruelty to animals, barking nuisance, unreasonable tethering or confining of a dog, town defecation ordinance, leash law, valid rabies vaccination, dog licensure and rabies related wildlife complaints that present an eminent danger to the public. It is the goal of the Animal Control Division to educate the public on humane animal care and to place impounded animals into qualified homes.

The purpose of the Stratford Animal Control Facility is to hold the Town of Stratford's stray animals. We do not accept owner released animals.

Stratford Animal Control works in conjunction with the Stratford Animal Rescue Society to facilitate and expedite adoptions of homeless animals into homes. In addition, together, we raise funds through private donations and public fundraisers to provide food and medical care for animals impounded at the Stratford Animal Control Facility.

The Animal Control Division is not licensed as a pest control service. For concerns regarding nuisance, injured or orphaned wildlife you should consult the yellow pages for pest control service or contact the following numbers for advice:

Humane Society of the United States
Wildlife Advisory Hotline
(203) 393-1050

State of Connecticut
Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
Wildlife Division
(860) 424-3011
There are currently no laws pertaining to roaming or stray cats in Stratford. Animal Control will only get involved with cats under the following circumstances: cat bites, verify valid rabies vaccinations, aid sick or injured cats, investigate cruelty violations, and investigate complaints of cats exhibiting signs of rabies. Other than the complaints described above you may contact the following organizations for help or advice:

Connecticut Humane Society
455 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 227-4137
The purpose of the Society is to promote humanity and kindness, and to prevent cruelty to man and animals, by information, statistics, appropriate literature, and by all lawful means which they may deem wise and best, and by assisting in prosecution of crimes of a cruel and inhumane nature; and generally to encourage justice and humanity and to discourage injustice and inhumanity.

Nutmeg Spay/Neuter Clinic
25 Charles Street
Stratford, CT 06615
E-mail us:
FeralCare founders have more than a decade of experience in aiding feral cat colonies. Our non-profit, all-volunteer organization formed in response to the dramatic rise in the stray and feral cat population throughout Connecticut. This population explosion has resulted in the malnutrition and death of countless animals, as well as a substantial increase in the number of cats and kittens requiring care and adoption. Our Board of Directors is comprised of professionals representing the fields of Urban Revitalization, Animal Rescue, Veterinary Medicine, Community Advocacy, and Communications, who are in turn supported by a strong core of volunteers.

The Nutmeg Spay/Neuter Clinic is the next phase of FeralCare's goal to end euthanasia of unwanted litters of companion cats and dogs. After six years of monthly spay/neuter clinics for feral and stray cats only, FeralCare's only way to make a huge difference in our area was to create a permanent weekday facility to perform affordable spay/neuter surgeries for the half million cats and dogs that reside just in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Stratford Cat Project, Inc.
P.O. Box 1261
Stratford, CT 06614
(203) 375-7009
Stratford Cat Project, Inc. (SCP) is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to reducing the feral cat population and rescuing the homeless and abandoned cats of Stratford. They are not a shelter and they depend solely on private donations and fundraising.

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