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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.

Mar 07

Baby Animals and Are They Orphaned?

Posted on March 7, 2019 at 11:11 AM by Kara Fleming

With spring comes warmer weather, blooming flowers, and baby animals! It can be hard to determine if baby wildlife is safe with mom or dad watching nearby, or if it is orphaned and in need of human intervention. 

Typically, the best course of action is to leave the animal, but here are a few tips to know the difference.

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Feb 11

Choosing a Dog Breed: What’s Important?

Posted on February 11, 2019 at 12:57 PM by Kara Fleming

From Old English Sheepdogs and Mastiffs to Yorkshire Terriers and Chihuahuas, dogs come in all shapes, sizes, and personalities! So what are the important things to consider before bringing a new canine companion into your life?

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Jan 14

Tips for Winter with Fido

Posted on January 14, 2019 at 6:26 PM by Kara Fleming

The winter months mean breaking out the warmest jackets, snow boots, gloves, hats, and other accessories. But what considerations should we take for our pups in the winter months? Here are a few tips.

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