Blog module icon

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] westonmass.org. 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.

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.

Continue Reading...

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.

Continue Reading...

Dec 04

The Benefits of Beavers

Posted on December 4, 2017 at 4:06 PM by Kara Fleming

Beavers are considered by biologists to be a keystone species. This means that their presence and role within an ecosystem has a disproportionately beneficial effect on other organisms within the system.  Although they are sometimes regarded as a pest, there are few species that better benefit a watershed than a beaver. 

Continue Reading...