Animal Control Officer

The Acushnet Animal Control Officer is responsible for the following:

  • Enforces the Town By-Laws relating to dogs and the General Laws of Massachusetts in the care of strays and homeless animals. 
  • Answers all dog and animal complaints. 
  • Enforces dog licensing and leash laws.

This service is available to all town residents by calling the Office of the Acushnet Animal Control Officer at 508-998-9040. 

For emergencies, please call the Acushnet Police Department. Dial 911

Please be advised that the Town of Acushnet has recently set up an Animal Gift Fund for the purpose of aiding the animals of Acushnet. If you would like to make a donation to this fund, you may do so by either check, cash or money order. If you are donating by check or money order, please make sure that the check or money order is made payable to the Town of Acushnet - Animal Gift Fund and mail to Acushnet Town Hall, ATTN: Animal Control Officer, 122 Main Street, Acushnet, MA 02743. If you wish to donate cash, you may do so by coming into the Town Hall, Town Collector's office and please make sure to mention that it is for the Acushnet Animal Gift Fund.

The Animals of Acushnet would like to thank you in advance for your contribution.

Massachusetts Animal Fund


Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Rebekah Tomlinson Animal Control Officer (508) 998-9040
Anne Estabrook Animal Control Assistant (508) 998-0200