Animal Control: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I just moved to the City and my dog is licensed in another town in CT. Do I need to transfer the license?
A: Yes. Just take your current license and rabies certificate to the City Clerk and ask to transfer the license. The cost is $.50 (fifty cents).
Q: Is there an inexpensive way to get my pet vaccinated for rabies?
A: Yes. luvmypet.com offers weekly vaccination clinics at locations such as Petco in Waterford (just across the street from the Crystal Mall). Bring proof of prior vaccination to get a 3-year vaccine. Please visit their webpage for accurate fees, dates, and times.
Q: Where can I get my pet spayed or neutered a bit cheaper?
A: TEAM’s mobile vehicle travels the area and will spay or neuter and administer vaccinations for rabies for cats only for less than $70. There phone number is 1-888-367-8326. Dogs can be a bit trickier. Friends of Animals offers discounted certificates that are only valid at certain veterinarians. Call them at 1-800-321-7387 for more information.
Q: Do I have to pick up after my dog?
A: Absolutely! Besides the fact that it’s just rude to let that sort of stuff lie around, it is the law. There is a $75 fine if you are caught letting your dog go and not picking it up.
Q: Is there a leash law in New London?
A: The only place leashes are absolutely required is in City parks and playgrounds. The fine for allowing your dog to be off-leash in a park or playground is $75. Otherwise, the law simply states that your dog must be under your control. The law never states your dog must be leashed. However, if your dog runs away while walking off-leash, you are now in violation of the law, and the fine for having a roaming dog is $92. Roam in a City park or playground and you can be fined for both violations.