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Southbury Animal Control

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Southbury Animal Control is open to adopt animals out to individuals from any state. We serve specifically the town of Southbury as far as rescuing animals and enforcing laws as they pertain to animals. We mainly adopt out dogs, and on occassion we have cats that we have aquired either because they were abandoned or signed over due to illness.

About Our Shelter:

The Southbury Animal Control enforces all State laws and Town ordinances relating to animals. We handle calls regarding roaming dog(s), nuisance barking, animal bites/attacks, unreasonable tethering or confining of a dog, validation of current rabies vaccination, licensing laws, leash law ordinance compliance, and conducts routine patrols. Dogs found roaming or lost are brought to the Southbury Pound located in the Town Highway parking lot on Peter Road in the back left corner.

Verbal warnings, written warnings or infractions may be issued pursuant to Chapter 435 of the Connecticut General Statutes.

Southbury Animal Control also handles emergency calls such as reports of animal cruelty, injured dog or cat, and situations involving possible rabid animal exposure to humans or domestic animals. After 4:30 p.m. an animal bite/attack is also considered an emergency.

We also handle orphan animals and orphan wildlife calls. The assistant animal control officer is a certified veterinary technician with 9 years in the field, so we are equipped to handle many different emergency situations pertaining to many varieties of animals. We have been fortunate to be included in rehabilitating many fawns, baby raccoons, squirrels, rabbits, and puppies and kittens.

Come Meet our Pets:

Our dog pound is located at Peter Road in Southbury, and our office is in the town hall on Main Street South.
Adoption hours are available Monday through Sunday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm by appointment only.

Our Adoption Process:

For anyone in CT, it is a $5 fee if the dog is spayed/neutered. If the animal is intact, it is a $50 fee. Included in the $50 fee is a voucher that will cover the spay/neuter and 2 vaccines free of charge. Anyone out of state, it is a flat $5 fee, and you are not eligable for a voucher. For the adoption process, we ask for a veterinary reference, and then ask some specific questions to determine whether or not the pet in question would be a match for you. We then do a "meet and greet" with you and the pet to see how you get along.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.