Animal Control

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Animal Control Officer –  Lilian Pinto
Telephone: 978-538-6340
Fax: 978-538-6331

The services provided by Peabody Animal Control include: handling stray dogs, neighborhood nuisance complaints, quarantines, and injured animals.

If your pet is lost, it is recommended that you provide a description to your local Animal Control Officer, Police Department, and local veterinarians.

*If you have found a stray animal, please report it immediately to the Animal Control Officer, or the Peabody Police. It is illegal to fail to report a stray animal and keep it, as per Mass State Law—Chapter 272, Section 85A.

Dog Licensing:

All dogs must be licensed, and vaccinated against rabies, within six months of age and yearly thereafter through the City Clerks Office. 978-538-5756.

Important Information:

  • A list of our Animal Control Code of Ordinances  can be found under the “Resources” tab.
  • Peabody Animal Control does not accept unwanted or surrendered pets. Please contact one of following for further assistance: Northeast Animal Shelter–978-745-9888,  MSPCA–800-628-5808, Animal Rescue League–617-426-9170.
  • Please call the Peabody Health Department for questions regarding rabies, livestock complaints,  and livestock permits. 978-835-5926.
  • Please call the Department of Public Works to report deceased animals on public ways. 978-538-6300. Please note: the disposal of deceased animals on private property is the responsibility of the property owner.
  • Our animal control officer DOES NOT  remove unwanted/nuisance wildlife such as raccoons, deer, turkeys, or coyotes etc.
  • If you have any questions regarding local wildlife and how to peacefully co-exist with them, please contact Mass Wildlife

                Tel: 508-389-6300 Email:  .



Animal Control Department Hours (hours are subject to change)
Monday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm