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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.

Nov 02

Tips for Keeping Chickens Through the Winter

Posted on November 2, 2018 at 3:56 PM by Kara Fleming

Winter is close at hand. For those of us with backyard chickens, that means it is time to start planning for our flocks during the cold winter months. Here are a few recommendations to help keep your birds happy and healthy.

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Oct 02

With Fall Comes Deer Hunting Season

Posted on October 2, 2018 at 5:20 PM by Kara Fleming

Like any regulated hunting, deer hunting is based on extensive studies and is meant to aid in bringing populations to appropriate numbers. Without this controlled harvest, the population would rise beyond what could be supported by the habitat. Learn more about Weston's Deer Management Program.

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Aug 31

I, or My Dog, Was Bitten by Another Dog....Now What?

Posted on August 31, 2018 at 9:28 AM by Kara Fleming

When an accident happens resulting in a dog bite, adrenaline can skyrocket and it can be hard to think clearly. Anytime we go out with our dogs, or dogs are present, there is a chance a dog bite can occur. It is worthwhile to familiarize yourself with the following action plan to follow should you or your dog be bitten or your dog bites.

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