What are the shelter estimates?
  • Number of animals entering shelters each year: 6 to 8 million.
  • Number of animals euthanized by shelters each year: 3 to 4 million.
  • Number of animals adopted from shelters each year: 3 to 4 million.
  • Number of cats and dogs reclaimed by owners from shelters each year: Between 600,000 and 750,000. 30% of dogs and 2 to 5% of cats entering shelters.

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1. How could I make a barking dog complaint?
2. How can you prevent rabies?
3. What should you do if you think you have been exposed to rabies?
4. How can I tell if an animal is rabid?
5. How is rabies spread?
6. What is rabies?
7. Why can't Animal Control take care of my problem?
8. Is there any information online that I could turn to?
9. I have problems with wildlife what are my choices? Can I capture it?
10. I can no longer keep my ferret what can I do with it?
11. Can ferrets live in the wild?
12. Do ferrets need to be vaccinated for rabies?
13. Do ferrets get along with other animals?
14. I am thinking of buying a Ferret where can I buy one?
15. What do I need to know to make a complaint?
16. How do I know if the animal is being abused?
17. How do I know if my neighbor is abusing their animal?
18. What do I do if I fall down?
19. How do I approach a dog?
20. What do I do if an unfriendly dog approaches me?
21. If I am in my yard and a strange dog walks past my house, can I go and pat him?
22. How do I avoid being bitten?
23. If I am bitten, what do I need to do?
24. How could I keep my child safe from being bitten?
25. What should I do to protect my animal from wild life?
26. A wild animal bit my animal, what do I need to do?
27. What are the different types of barking?
28. What steps can I take to keep my dog from barking?
29. I am a dog owner. Why does my dog excessively bark?
30. Is there a fine or a law against a barking dog?
31. How about if my neighbor's dog is barking after hours who do I call?
32. Will you have to tell the dog owner who reported the complaint?
33. My neighbors dog constantly barks and is a nuisance to our neighborhood, what could we do?
34. Is there any help for spaying and neutering my animal?
35. Why should I neuter my dog?
36. What are the shelter estimates?
37. What is the average number of litters a fertile dog can produce in one year?
38. I have a problem with feral cats, what can I do?
39. Why should I spay my dog/cat?
40. How much does the dog license cost?
41. I work all day and can't get to Town hall to license my dog. Is there a way I could get this done?
42. What is the citation for not having a licensed dog?
43. My dog never leaves my property, does it need a license?
44. What is the citation for not having a vaccinated dog?
45. My dog stays in the house, does he need to be vaccinated?
46. My dog stays outside, does he need anything?
47. I am thinking of buying a dog, where can I buy one?
48. I have contacted my neighbors and it's not their cat, now what do I do?
49. I have a stray cat in my yard, what do I do?
50. If I put a collar on my cat will it injure it? What about microchips?
51. Do cats need to wear a collar and tags? What about microchips?
52. Is it true that cats aren't happy unless they can go outside to roam and hunt?
53. Why should I spay & neuter my cat?
54. I am thinking of buying a cat/kitten, where can I buy one?
55. What are the hours of the Dartmouth Animal Control Department?
56. Every time I call the office I get a voicemail, why isn't anyone at the office?