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Animal Control Corner

Weston's Animal Control Officer, Rachel Hoffman, will be posting helpful tips, FAQs, and other items of interest regarding Weston's wildlife, farm animals, and house pets. Comments and questions are encouraged. At the end of each post, a comment box appears. Residents will need to sign in with an email address before submitting the comment.

Please note, this is a moderated blog by the webmaster, which means comments will not be available immediately after submitting. 

Residents who are seeking an option to comment or ask questions privately may contact the ACO via email at hoffman.r [at] Residents who want to make a report, complaint, etc. should call the Weston Police Department at 781-786-6201 and not post a comment here.

Feb 08

Consider Adopting Before Shopping

Posted on February 8, 2018 at 4:00 PM by Kara Fleming

Have you been considering bringing a new pet into your life? Have you ever thought of rescuing a pet? Learn more about pet adoption or fostering in this post.

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Jan 03

Dog Doo Problems

Posted on January 3, 2018 at 10:16 AM by Kara Fleming

Besides the obvious reasons for being unsightly and a hazard to footwear, leaving dog waste on trails and fields has many health and environmental consequences as well. Bagging waste and leaving it on the trail to be someone else’s problem is just as unacceptable as leaving it un-bagged.

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Dec 19

Why lethal control or relocation of coyotes doesn’t work….

Posted on December 19, 2017 at 1:02 PM by Kara Fleming

Does killing or relocating coyotes resolve conflicts in suburban areas? You may be surprised to learn the answer is no.

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