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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] 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.

Jul 09

Our Slithering, Sunbathing, Sidekicks: Ssssssnakes!

Posted on July 9, 2019 at 10:48 AM by Kara Fleming

These cold blooded, sun lovers can be seen throughout Weston all summer long. Though they get a pretty bad rap, these wonderful reptiles provide a valuable service for our homes and gardens. Plus, most of the snakes in Massachusetts are not venomous. 

Many snakes have suffered from habitat loss and condemnation. Of the 14 native species in Massachusetts, three species are listed as endangered and one is listed as threatened.

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Jun 12

Find a Turtle in the Road?

Posted on June 12, 2019 at 1:05 PM by Kara Fleming

This time of year, it is not uncommon to see turtles trying to make their way across the road. They may be migrating to lay their eggs, find a mate, or just travelling between wetlands. If you see a turtle in the roadway, here are some easy steps on how you can help it arrive to its destination safely.

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May 03

Is Your Dog Licensed?

Posted on May 3, 2019 at 4:55 PM by Kara Fleming

You make sure your dog pal has the best care. From optimum nutrition, to proper vet care, adequate exercise, and of course plenty of love! But do you also make sure your pooch is licensed? Here are a few reasons why licensing your pet is caring for them.

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