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    Tolland Animal Control,
    a division of the Public Safety Department

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

    DEPARTMENT MISSION:

    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:

    May 28, 2015

    Tolland Animal Control would like to remind dog owners that June is Dog License renewal month. All dogs over 6 months of age residing in Connecticut must have a current license. Beginning June 1, 2015 through June 30th you may stop by the Town Clerk’s Office to purchase a new tag. Fees are $8.00 for Spayed/Neutered dogs or $19.00 for dogs not Spayed/Neutered. 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. Please make checks payable to “Town of Tolland”.

    Or mail a copy of your dog’s current Rabies Certificate, proof of Spay/Neuter (if applicable), a self-addressed stamped envelope, the appropriate fee and your check payable to “Town of Tolland”, to the Town Clerk’s Office, 21 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT 06084 Attn: Dog Licenses. If you choose to mail in for your dog’s license; please remember you must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

    Any dog owner found not to have licensed their dog after June 30, 2015 is subject to fines of $1.00 each month the license is overdue. If you had a dog licensed in 2014 and no longer own that dog, please let us know to remove your dog from our listing. You may contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 860-871-3630, Tolland Animal Control at 860-871-3676 or e-mail animalcontrol@tolland.org . Please include your name & address and your dog’s name & breed/color as well as the reason for removal.

     IMPORTANT: Please take note that by failing to license your dog(s) with the town each year, you are also in violation of Connecticut State Statute §22-338.  This violation carries an additional penalty of $75.00 for each unlicensed dog owned or kept by you, should an infraction ticket is issued.  Animal Control Officers are required to issue infraction tickets to those in violation of the State statute. If you have any questions regarding licensing, please contact our office at 860-871-3676.

    We welcome dog owners to enjoy our town parks and trails, however dogs MUST be leashed at all times. Our parks and trail systems are for all residents to enjoy. Please be courteous, because we are all sharing the same paths! Remember animals are NOT permitted on playgrounds, ball fields, tennis courts or school running tracks. Also, don’t forget to please pick up after your pets!

     

    May 21, 2015

    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, June 6th 2015.

    The clinic will be held on June 6, 2015 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 23, 2015

    The Tolland Animal Control Department would like to notify residents 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 beginning next month.  This activity will begin on or about March 15, 2015 and conclude by May 1, 2015.

    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, 2014 to present are considered current and owners may renew their licenses beginning in June 2015.  If you no longer own or the dog is deceased, please contact 860-871-3676 to update our licensing database or send an email to animalcontrol@tolland.org including the owner’s name, address and the dog’s name. Be sure to include why the dog isn’t licensed.

    IMPORTANT: Please take note that by failing to license your dog(s) with the town each year, you are also in violation of Connecticut State Statute §22-338.  This violation carries an additional penalty of $75.00 for each unlicensed dog owned or kept by you, should an infraction ticket is issued.  Animal Control Officers are required to issue infraction tickets to those in violation of the State statute. If you have any questions regarding licensing, please contact our office at 860-871-3676.

     

    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

    Hours:
    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 animalcontrol@tolland.org

    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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