Our Animal Control Officers are responsible for the capturing and boarding of stray or roaming dogs. They are also responsible for investigation of dog bites and animal related violation of Connecticut general statues. They are authorized to take enforcement action against these violations in the form of infractions, summons, or referrals to other city departments. In 2019, they responded to approximately 2,355 calls for service. They were responsible for the capture and boarding of 435 dogs. They also handle the process of adopting out or facilitating the redemption of all of these dogs.
To see some of the pets available for adoption, visit the Hartford Animal Shelter's facebook page.