The primary function of the Animal Control Division is to enforce the Town of Dracut’s by-laws and the Massachusetts General Laws as they relate to animal issues. Some other duties of Animal Control include picking up stray dogs, licensing and vaccination enforcement, bite investigations, cruelty investigations, quarantines, barking complaints and barn inspections. Many of these duties require the officer be out of the office frequently. To reach the ACO, please call (978) 459-0691 and leave a detailed message. Your call will be returned as soon as possible. Our phone accepts voicemail 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are calling to report a loose dog, please call the Dracut Police (978) 957-2123 and the ACO will be radio dispatched.

There is also an ACO on call for emergencies after regular hours and on weekends. This officer can be reached by calling the Dracut Police at (978) 957-2123 and speaking with the dispatcher. Please be advised that we are unable to respond to anonymous calls.

Animal Bites and Quarantines
Barking Dog Complaints
Dog Licenses
Important Telephone Numbers
Injured Animals
Leash Law
Missing and Stray Animals
Rabies Clinic
“Pooper Scooper” Law


Michael Kenyon
Animal Control Officer

Maureen Graham
Animal Control Officer