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Animal Control

Each municipality is required to appoint an Animal Control Officer to enforce local and state laws. Every ACO is required to received proper training and be state certified. The ACO’s duties are limited to domesticated animals.

Current state law requires that all dogs over the age of six months be licensed. All licenses expire on December 31st. Not only does this program help to ensure that animals are receiving proper immunizations, it also helps to fund state-wide animal abuse enforcement.

For more information on the City of Calais Animal Control Ordinance, please click here.

In Calais, dogs that are found running at-large will be impounded at Paws Brave Hearts. To retrieve your dog after impoundment, call Paws Brave Hearts.