City of New Bedford Animal Control

"There are no bad dogs, just bad owners! So don't blame them, train them!"

The New Bedford Animal Control Office is a division within the New Bedford Police Department. The Animal Control Division always strives to follow a strict code of ethics while performing our duties. These duties include investigating cases involving animal bites, abused or neglected animals, dogs running at large, sick or injured animals, and barking dogs. The mission of the Animal Control Division is also to enforce all federal, state, and municipal code associated with the proper care of animals, which are designed to protect both the animals of our community as well as our citizens.

If you've lost your Animal please upload a picture of your Animal to finding rover. If Animal Control picks up your dog, we will upload a picture to the finding rover database


Links & Forms

Unfriendly Dogs

Finding a Home for a Pet

Losing a Pet




Barking Dogs

How to Avoid Being Bitten

Spay and Neuter

Animal Abuse