Duties and Responsibilities:
The Animal Control Officer (ACO) is recommended by the Police Chief and appointed by the Board of Selectmen to enforce the town of Princeton's restraint and dog regulations and to respond to incidents where animals are involved.
The Animal Control Officer position is part time. All calls to the ACO are routed through Princeton Police Dispatch at the number referenced above and every effort is made to respond to your call in a timely manner.
Deadline to license for 2013 is April 30th. All dogs 6months of age and over must be licensed annually.
Please attach your 2013 license tag on your dog(s) collar. If your dog gets loose or in case of an emergency, contacting you will be more efficient.
The Animal Control Officer would like to remind residents that all wildlife is becoming more active even those black bears. It has been a long winter for all wildlife with the deep snow cover so they are out looking for food in force in residents yards. To keep them out of your yard and in the woods where they belong take down bird feeders, put trash out for pickup in the morning instead of the night before, especially if you use trash bags, and clean up thoroughly after backyard barbeques even trimming all the bushes back around your foundation of your house this will make less places for wildlife to hide. Coyotes and fisher cats are especially dangerous for domesticated pets. Please keep an eye on pets when letting them outside. Also this is mating season for many wildlife so they are all more active.
LET'S KEEP OUR PETS SAFE!