District Animal Control
Serving Bethany & Woodbridge, CT
Tuesday 10 to 3
Wednesday 10 to 3
Thursday 10 to 3
Friday 10 to 3
Saturday 10 to 3
Sundays and Holidays Closed
Hours can vary without notice due to staffing, animal emergencies & public safety calls, call ahead.
Who We Are & What We Do
District Animal Control is a municipal facility serving the towns of Bethany and Woodbridge, Connecticut. The Officers and Staff are committed to enforcing state and local animal laws as well as helping the pets in our care find loving homes.
Animal Control Officers respond to calls when public safety is an issue and involves a domestic animal during daytime hours such as injured or sick dogs & cats, stray or roaming dogs, dog & cat scratches & bites & rabid animals & certain wildlife calls.
District Animal Control does not have the authority, nor do any municipal ordinances exist to trap, apprehend, retrieve or house any feral cat.
If there is an emergency after shelter hours, please contact your local police department.
Come Visit Us
135 Bradley Road
Woodbridge, CT 06525
Exit 59 Merrit Parkway (Rt. 15)
Go North on Rt. 69
Turn Right on to Bradley Road.
Bear left and follow signs to shelter.
Adopting a Friend
The first step in adopting a friend is filling out an application. Our Animal Care Manager will work closely with you to match the best pet to your family and lifestyle. The fee to adopt a dog or cat is $50. This includes a State Voucher subsidizing the cost of spay/neuter & 2 vaccinations. If the pet is already altered, the fee is $5.
If you already have another dog, we encourage you to bring them along so the animals may be introduced.
Please note, animals are not adopted on a first come, first serve basis. All adoptions are at the discretion of the Animal Control Officers.
CT State DEP 860-424-3333
Wildlife Hotline 203-389-4411
Public Works Departments
Our towns are situated in a semi-rural area. We share it with a variety of wildlife, none of which are known to attack humans. If you have concerns about wildlife, an Animal Control Officer will be glad to assess the situation and make suggestions or the proper referrals.
Contact a Nuisance Wildlife Professional to assist you with nuisance wildlife such as skunks, snakes, oppossums, injured deer, waterfowl, birds of prey, coyotes and foxes.
Deceased wild animals are handled your towns Public Works Department or State Department of Transportation depending on where you live.
For emergencies after hours please contact your local police department.
Amity Animal Rescue Fund, Inc.
AARFs mission is to prevent animal cruelty by providing medical care, spay-neuter services, food and placement assistance for stray and abandoned animals in Bethany, Orange and Woodbridge. AARF is a 501(c)(3) charity. Donations accepted.
Contact them at amityarf @ yahoo.com
Surrendering Your Companion Animal
Only personally owned animals are accepted for surrender. If you are considering surrendering your pet, please contact an Officer at the shelter, to discuss our sign-over policies.
Animals are accepted only in the presence of and at the sole discretion of an Animal Control Officer. The owner must provide proof of residence in Bethany or Woodbridge. The animal must be non-aggressive, in good health, with all vaccinations current. Veterinary records are required. A surrender fee applies.
"Stray" and/or Feral cats are not accepted.
Unauthorized dropping off of animals at the facility constitutes abandonment under C.G.S. 53-247 and is punishable by a $1,000 fine or 1 year imprisonment or both. The facility is monitored by video cameras.