The 2014 dog license is due April 1, 2014, and is late after May 31, 2014. The fees are: spayed female/neutered male $10.00 and unspayed female/unneutered male $20.00. A late fee of $20 will be added on to all licenses purchased after June 1.

Special Pet Profile

Welcome to the Town of Seekonk Animal Control & Shelter Website


For Emergency Dispatch Only call 911 or 508-336-8123 - The ACO on duty will be contacted by the police department dispatcher.


Sharon Hall, ACO

100 Peck Street (Shelter is located next to Town Hall which runs off Rte 44 (Taunton Ave.)

Seekonk, MA 02771

Phone: 508 336-6663

Email: shall@seekonk-ma.gov

Our hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 2 to 4 pm

  • Wedneday 3 to 6 pm

  • Saturday 2 to 4 pm

  • Sunday 2 to 4 pm

  • *We make appointments for those who cannot arrive during open hours


  • Our Pet List

    You can click below on New Home Tails and stay updated on some of our recent adoptions.

    We hope the many animals in our care will be adopted.

    Click here to see our New Home Tails!


Click to see our pets on hold!


Special Pet Profile - Our Pet of the month for January is Lakoda...


Our Goal:

  • Together, Animal Control, Save A Pet Society, Inc. (SAPS) and Volunteers strive to make the animals in our care:

  • Comfortable

  • Well fed

  • Provide excellent veterinary care

  • Treat illness or injury

  • Seek out new homes for unclaimed animals through our adoption program


Who we are

  • The Seekonk Shelter is a municipal shelter staffed by the Animal Control Department

  • We do not take "owner-turn-ins" - However we do accept back an adopted animal from us in certain situations. Please call and speak to an officer if you are having a problem with your adopted animal. We may be able to help you remedy the situation or refer you to the appropriate professional that will know what is best to handle your particular situation.

  • We have animals that we have determined to be candidates for adoption

  • We have an application process, so no one leaves "the same day" with a new pet, but with a non-refundable deposit we will hold an appropriate animal of your choosing while we process your application See Below for details

  • We try whenever possible not to put adoptable animals to sleep

  • We cannot call ourselves a "No Kill" shelter because we have a limited amount of space. Cages must always be available when needed for the next homeless animal.


  • What we do:

    • Enforcement of Town Control By-Laws and Licensing Regulations

    • Community education and referrals for pet owners

    • Animal Control Officers can assist you with information on dog licenses if the Town Clerk is not available.

    • We are annually appointed as Inspectors of Animals for the Department of Agriculture which involves Quarantines, Annual barn inspections, Rabies specimen preparation/transportation for testing at the state laboratory and we coordinate with the Department of Health on follow up of dog bites

    • Please note we no longer have Friends of Animals Certificates available at the shelter, please visit http://friendsofanimals.org/index.html


    Our Shelter Adoption Program: (See Application form at bottom of page)

    • Both cats and dogs are vaccinated against Distemper and Rabies

    • Each cat or dog over the age of 5 months is spayed/neutered before it leaves the shelter to go to their new home

    • Dogs are given Bordetella vaccinations and are tested for Heartworm & treated if positive

    • Cats are tested for Leukemia and Feline Aids

    • Dogs and cats can be micro chipped as well for a fee

    • Adoption Fees will reflect veterinary costs charged to us - which is a discounted rate

    • We assume a large portion of the expense of the spay/neuter surgery for the cats and dogs

    • A neuter/spay deposit is required when an animal is adopted from the shelter before it is spayed or neutered. (Instructions on deposit reimbursement are listed on your final adoption paperwork)

    • We require written landlord permission if you rent your home and proof of ownership if you own your home. (tax bill/mortgage statement)

    We can do a shelter adoption for your found/stray cat as long as it has not been reported as lost. For $75.00 we will have the cat spayed or neutered, tested for FeLV/FIV, vaccinated against Rabies and Distemper. For an additional $20.00 we can microchip the cat so he/she is permanently identifiable to you as the owner. Micro chipped animals have a better chance of being reunited with their owners should they become lost. Call us and we'll get you started on the paperwork that is necessary to have your found pet healthy and protected.


    Feral Release Program for wild or semi-wild cats

    Our Feral Program is designed to assist residents who will continue being caregivers to outdoor cats in their care. We will FeLV/FIV test, spay/neuter, vaccinate for Distemper & Rabies, microchip for identification, and release back the wild cat you have been feeding and letting live in your barn or shed, etc. Donations are appreciated to help continue this service to our community and help as many cats as possible. We realize that feral (wild) cats will not be adoptable if they are caught and brought into the shelter, and we hate to see them destroyed if they can be saved. If we make it impossible for them to have unwanted-wild kittens and protect them from Rabies everyone is safe and no one loses! If you are from Seekonk, call us please.


    What is Save A Pet?

    Save a Pet is a volunteer non-profit organization affiliated with the Seekonk Animal Shelter to fund programs and help find homes for available dogs and cats.

    Our Goal:

    To actively seek out new homes willing to make a lifetime commitment to a new pet. To make everyday a day that a dog gets out for a walk with a friendly volunteer and a cat has a safe place to purr. We are always seeking energetic people who love animals and who want to make a difference in the lives of the animals at our shelter. To keep the animals at the shelter healthy, well fed and comfortable while waiting for adoption by providing excellent veterinary care this is diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive in nature.

    SAPS volunteers meet:


    Shelter Donations:

    Due to the nature of our operation, we are always in need of donations. Listed below are some options for you to consider:

    Neutering/Spay Gift Account - Please make checks payable to Seekonk Animal Shelter. Receipt will be provided for tax purposes for monetary donations. Please do not mail cash.

    Items Used & Always Needed - Blankets (non-electric only please), Towels, Paper Towels, Laundry Detergent (liquid), Bleach (liquid), Dish Washing Liquid, Canned & Dry Cat & Dog Foods, Dog Bones, Newspapers, etc., are always welcome.

    Memorial Gifts - Please print and mail our Memorial Gift Form at the bottom of this page.

    Ink Cartridge and Cell Phone Recycling - This also benefits our homeless animals, see details below. We collect used ink cartridges and cell phones for recycling

    How can you help:

    • Save your used ink cartridges & cell phones

    • Turn in at the shelter, Town Hall (front lobby - bin), or while you visit Bristol County Vet Hospital

    • Come back to this page to see your donations add up!

    • Recycle and help the animals at the same time!

    • For corporate or other pickups please call or email the recycling coordinators below:
      • Our efforts to date:



      The Building Project:

      This is a real grass roots project run by the Animal Control Department and Shelter staff. We look to members of the community to lend us your assistance. The first phase of our animal shelter renovation project with new isolation panels and chain link fencing, gates, kennel end walls, masonry repairs is complete. Our kennel as it was when it was new 23 years ago. Actually it's even better because the galvanized panels have been replaced with stainless steel. The Ruth Kent Hatch gift account has paid for the materials and the DPW staff has done a fantastic job of installing the new kennel. We are now concentrating on the second and desperately needed phase of the renovation which will take place when we have raised enough donated funds to pay for an addition to provide adequate space for cat cages in an airy, open environment with operating windows and a separate ventilation system. We will use an existing room in the shelter for isolation of cats arriving with upper respiratory infection to protect the general population of the shelter once we have the new cat space. We will incorporate into the phase two addition a visiting room and an office in which, unlike our current situation, animals will not reside. If you have ever adopted here or if we have helped to save a stray you rescued or if the officers of this department have touched your life in some positive way, please consider making a tax deductible donation to help us get the improved shelter space we need as soon as possible. If you are a professional who can donate your expertise in the design phase of this project, please contact me, ACO Hall. We need to have a design before we can have an estimate of costs and begin serious fund-raising. I don't think we're far from our goal, but close won't make it! If you are in the trades and want to volunteer your time or equipment and manpower to this effort, please contact me at 508 336-6663. We need an architect or engineer who is willing to design the addition in order to move forward with fundraising. Can you help? There is NO MUNICIPAL MONEY available for this project. Thank you for any help you can offer in time or dollars or ...


      Our Staff:

      Sharon Hall.

      Animal Control Officer

      Inspector of Animals

      Darlene Christensen & Karen Harvey

      Animal Control Officer Assistant

      Inspector of Animals Assistant

      Gail Lloyd

      Animal Control Assistant

      Shelter Care


      Massachusetts General Law (MGL) requires that all dogs over six months of age must be licensed. The Town Clerk's Office issues dog licenses for the Town of Seekonk. In order to license your dog, please bring in or mail original current rabies certificate from your veterinarian (not the tag), with the appropriate fee listed below and your dog(s) license(s) will be returned to you by mail (please enclose a self addressed stamped envelope) or licenses are issued in person if you go directly to the Town Clerk's Office at Town Hall. Licenses are due April 1st of every year and are considered late as of June 1st yearly. Fees: Spayed or Neutered Dogs - $10.00 Intact Male Dogs - $20.00 Un-Spayed Female Dogs - $20.00 Late Dog License Fee - $20.00


      Helpful Links

      Citizen Information Service http://www.sec.state.ma.us/cis/cistel/seekonk.htm


      Petwearusa.com is offering a benefit to the shelter for every sale through this link to their web site http://petwearusa.com


      Micro chip Information

      http://www.avidmicrochip.com/index.htm


      Rabies Information

      http://www.mass.gov/agr/animalhealth/rabies/faq.htm

      http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/rabies/


      West Nile Virus

      Bristol County Mosquito Control Project 508-823-5253 (phone)

      Please visit MDPH for statistical information at site below

      http://www.state.ma.us/dph/wnv/wnv1.htm


      Shelter Forms: Please print the form you require * *Highlight form, right mouse click, click print, select print selection


      Application to Adopt

      We have an application process in order to adopt an animal from our shelter. For those who rent their homes, we require written permission from the landlord that the animal is allowed in the rental property. Person adopting must be an adult and the person who will own the animal must be the person to apply. We require personal references as well as veterinary references for previous pet care. Turn around time from application to adoption is 5-7 days, depending on what may need to be done medically for the particular animal chosen. Fees for adoption vary according to age of the animal and history of care with us. Average for an adult cat is $80-$100 and for an adult dog is $150. Kittens or pups not yet spayed or neutered require a neuter deposit with the adoption fee which is returned in full when the pet is neutered before the age of 8 months.
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      PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION.

      If you rent your home, we require landlord permission in writing allowing you to adopt the specific species of pet you are applying for. If you live with your parents, you need to provide us with written permission to have this pet. If you own your home, we need a tax bill, mortgage statement, etc., to show ownership. (We can make a copy and return the original to you.) If you are a student, you will need permission in writing that you are welcome to bring the pet you want to adopt back home with you when the time comes, if necessary. By submitting this application you understand that a representative from our organization will contact your current / previous veterinarian(s) to obtain previous medical records for all animals listed to the applicant and we will contact all personal references listed as well. We reserve the right to do an in home interview at the residence listed below at our discretion. Advance notice of home visit may or may not be given to you. Please answer yes or no and proceed below.

      *All applicants must answer this question. *Applications submitted unchecked will not be processed.

      YES

      NO

      Applicant Information

      Full Name:

      Date:

      Last

      First

      M.I.

      Address:

      Street Address

      Apartment/Unit #

      City

      State

      ZIP Code

      Number of years at current address:

      Please list previous address below only if less than 5 years at current:

      Previous Address

      Street Address

      Apartment/Unit #

      City

      State

      ZIP Code

      Number of years at previous address:

      Phone:

      ()

      E-mail Address:

      Work Phone:

      ()

      Cell Phone:

      ()

      Do you own, rent or live with parents?

      Name of Particular Pet Applying for:

      Pre-approval for a later choosing?

      If applying to adopting a dog or puppy, does a fence enclose your yard? If no, please explain how you will restrain your new dog.

      YES

      NO

      Explain:

      Where will your new dog be kept when no one is at home?

      If you are applying to adopt a cat, Where will your cat be kept when no one is home?

      How many hours in the average weekday will your pet be alone during the week?

      How many hours in the average weekday will your pet be alone on weekends?

      Would you plan to let your new cat outside eventually?

      YES

      NO

      How would you rate the traffic near your home?

      Have you ever had a pet hit by a car?

      YES

      NO

      If yes, when?

      Do children reside in your home?

      YES

      NO

      If yes, list name and age of children:

      Have children been around pets if you have not owned?

      YES

      NO

      How would you rate the day-to-day activity level in your home on a scale of 1-10?

      Do grandchildren or other youngsters frequent your home?

      YES

      NO

      How Many:

      If yes above, list name and age of children:

      Do you currently own a pet(s)?

      YES

      NO

      What type of pet(s) do you currently own?

      What are your current pet(s) name(s)?

      Current Veterinarian:

      If no current vet, who will you be using for you new pet?

      Phone ()

      Phone ()

      Address:

      Street Address

      Apartment/Unit #

      City

      State

      ZIP Code

      Please list other pets you have previously owned and what happened to each of them.

      If you do not currently own a pet, how long ago did you own one?

      If you had to move from your current residence, what would you do with the pet you want to adopt?

      Would you be willing to pay for your pet to fly to a new home if you had to move?

      YES

      NO

      Would you be willing to pay board for your new pet if you could not find a place to live right away that would accept a pet?

      YES

      NO

      Have you ever had to give up ownership of a pet(s)?

      YES

      NO

      Please list the circumstances and how long ago did you give up ownership of a pet?

      Do you know the Animal Control Officer in your town/city?

      Have you or any of your friends ever volunteered at an animal shelter?

      YES

      NO

      If yes above, which one and when?

      References

      3 REFERENCES ARE REQUIRED - 2 MUST BE NON-RELATIVES

      Full Name:

      Relationship:

      Company Name if giving work phone number:

      Phone:

      ()

      Reference knows I would be a good pet owner because:

      Full Name:

      Relationship:

      Company Name if giving work phone number:

      Phone:

      ()

      Reference knows I would be a good pet owner because:

      Full Name:

      Relationship:

      Company Name if giving work phone number:

      Phone:

      ()

      Reference knows I would be a good pet owner because:

      Additional Comments Here:

      Signature

      I certify that my answers are true and correct.

      Date:

      Signature:


      Memorial Gift Form

      Please print and mail to address at the bottom of this form.

      I/WE would like to make a gift

      IN MEMORY OF:

      ______________________________

      And enclose a donation of: $_______

      PLEASE MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO:

      SEEKONK ANIMAL SHELTER

      100 Peck Street

      Seekonk , MA 02771

      508.336.6663

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      Thank you again for your generous gift.

      Thank You and stop by often!