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  • Animal Control

    Tolland Animal Control,
    a division of the Public Safety Department

    118 Old Post Road
    Tolland, CT 06084
    (located behind the Tolland Highway Garage)


    Our mission is to achieve the most efficient and effective use of resources for the benefit of the citizens and animals, to create an environment in which people can move about safely, to minimize euthanasia by promoting our facility’s pets for adoption in as many ways as possible and to maintain management excellence. On a daily basis, the two officers in the Animal Control division perform a variety of services that help animals and humans alike. They rescue injured animals; control stray and potentially dangerous domestic and wild animals roaming at large; and bring lost pets into the animal shelter where their owners can reclaim them.

    The division takes an active role in enforcing local and state ordinances concerning the licensing and treatment of animals. Every complaint and cruelty case is investigated, and arrests can be made when individuals are found to be in non-compliance with the laws.

    Staff members are part-time employees so please call the Animal Control Office prior to visiting the dog pound to ensure that staff is available to assist you.

    News Releases:

    April 9, 2014

    Tolland Animal Control to Host a Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic

    Tolland Public Safety is pleased to announce that Tolland Animal Control in conjunction with Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) will be sponsoring a Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, May 10th 2014.

    The clinic will be held on May 10, 2014 at the Tolland Fire Department’s Training Center Located at 191 Merrow Road (Route 195), Tolland, Connecticut from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon. The cost is $20.00 (cash only) per animal.  Pet owners with a valid CT state assistance card may have one pet vaccinated at no cost. This rabies vaccination clinic is open to residents of all Connecticut towns.

    Please make certain to bring your previous/current rabies certificate(s) with you for each of the animals you wish to vaccinate.  Proof of current rabies vaccination is required for a three-year vaccine. Without proof of a previous vaccination, your animal is only allowed to receive a one-year vaccination, no exceptions.

    For the safety of all, dogs MUST be leashed and under the control of their owner.  Cats MUST be in a carrier and we also suggest a harness/leash to avoid any chance of escape. Owners are responsible for the actions of their own animals while at the clinic.

    If you have any questions or require special accommodations, please call Tolland Animal Control at 860-871-3676.


    February 13, 2012

    The Tolland Animal Control Department would like to notify residents in town that a survey for unlicensed dogs will be conducted.   Pursuant to the Regulations of State Agencies Section 22-349-1, Animal Control Officers will be contacting residents at random during the next several weeks.  This activity will commence on or about March 1, 2012 and conclude by April 30, 2012.


    Reminder to dog owners: Dogs age six months and older are required to be licensed.  Licenses are available in the Town Clerk’s Office located in Town Hall during regular business hours.  Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Thursday 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM, Friday closed. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required.  All dog licenses purchased from June 1, 2011 to present are considered current and owners may renew their licenses beginning in June 2012.  If you no longer own or the dog is deceased, please contact 860-871-3676 to update our licensing database.


    January 24, 2012

    The Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) will conduct a statewide pet spay/nueter program called “Connecticut’s Big Fix”. This event will be held from February 20th – 24th, 2012.  This program is for those who are a recipient of either the Rental Assistance Program or the Section 8 Program.  Please click on the link for more details —->>> CT BIG FIX



    Animal Control Office Phone:
    (860) 871-3676

    Animal Control Fax:
    (860) 871-4430

    Weekdays: By Appointment
    Weekends: By appointment

    Please note: the issuance and renewal of dog licenses is handled by
    the Town Clerk’s Office, phone: 860-871-3630.

    For routine correspondence, please email

    Animal Control Department Staff Directory:

    Tina Binheimer, Animal Control Officer – Pager: 860-588-3642

    Michael LaPointe , Animal Control Officer – Pager: 860-588-3643

    (In the event that the ACO on duty cannot be reached, you may contact the other officer as both cover for each other.)

    Ms. Binheimer’s hours are:
    Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    She is “on call” after 3:00 p.m. on these days.

    Mr. LaPointe’s  hours are:
    Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    Saturdays & Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    He is “on call” after his shift on these days.

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