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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.

Oct 24

Keeping Chickens and Other Poultry Healthy: What you need to know

Posted on October 24, 2019 at 1:52 PM by Kara Fleming

Have you been enjoying farm fresh eggs from your backyard flock for some time? Are you an aspiring poultry keeper that doesn’t know where to start or what to expect? Then this post is for you!

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Sep 13

The Kids are Back in School…How About the Dog?

Posted on September 13, 2019 at 12:56 PM by Kara Fleming

Have you ever considered stepping up the game with your furry pal to learn a new skill together or does your pup have too much energy and could use an outlet? Classes are a great way to bond with your dog, give him or her something productive to do, and learn a cool skill! 

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Aug 07

Common Household Pet Toxins

Posted on August 7, 2019 at 3:37 PM by Kara Fleming

Did you just bring home a puppy who thinks everything big enough to fit in his mouth should be eaten? Or maybe you have a cat who believes the house plants in the window are there for his gnawing pleasure? 

Whatever the case may be, if you have pets in your home, it is a worthwhile task to become familiar with common toxins that could potentially poison your pet and what to do if it happens.

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