Town of Mansfield, MA

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Animal Welfare

Contact About
Jeff Collins, Animal Control Officer.
Please call 508-261-7339 Do not e-mail.Animal Welfare Committee
6 Park Row,
Mansfield, MA 02048Mansfield Animal Shelter
175 Fruit Street
Mansfield, MA 02048Phone:508-261-7339

Mon- Fr: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. – 12 noon, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sun: 9 a.m. -12 noon

5 members and 2 alternates – 3  year Terms
Meeting Date: Meets the third Thursday
Meeting Place: Room 2 A/B or as posted.

Member – Term:
Chester (Chuck) MacKean, Chair – Dec. 31, 2019
Carol Kosel, Vice  Chair – Dec. 31, 2020
Mary Andrews, Clerk – Dec. 31, 2019
Sharon Baker – Dec. 31, 2019
Ana Molina-Villella – Dec. 31, 2021
Joan Brandt (alternate) – Dec. 31, 2021
Erika Cervasio, D.V.M. (alternate) – Dec. 31, 2020

The Animal Welfare Committee is a permanent committee formed by the Board of Selectmen composed of five members and two alternate members appointed for terms of three years each, so arranged that the terms of as nearly equal a number of members as possible expire each year.
The Animal Welfare Committee shall meet at the call of the Chairman and do the following:

  • Recommend to the Board of Selectmen rules and regulations concerning the operation of the animal shelter, standards for the collection, care, custody and disposal of dogs at large and public nuisance dogs.
  • Review the proposed budget of the Humane Officer and operating budget for the animal shelter and make recommendations to the Chief of Police/Animal Control Officer.
  • Upon written request, by the Board of Selectmen, review and recommend to the Board of Selectmen, permit applications, renewal permit applications and applications to transfer ownership of existing permits, and recommend revocation of permits or licenses.
  • Recommend to the Town necessary changes in the law regarding the control of animals.
  • The Animal Welfare Committee/Animal Control Officer may at anytime request the Humane Officer to inspect any commercial animal establishment or private animal holding facility.
  • The Animal Welfare Committee shall interview all applicants for the Humane Officer’s position, at the request of the Animal Control Officer, and recommend at least three candidates to the Animal Control Officer for the hiring of the Humane Officer.

Helpful Information

Adoption Information – please visit our Animal Shelter Web Site.

Dog Licensing Requirements
All dogs require a licenses. License may be obtained from the Town Clerks’ Office. A current Rabies Certificate must be presented before a license can be issued.To license by mail, send a check for the correct amount, payable to the Town of Mansfield A copy of current rabies certificate. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Town Clerk’s Office
Town of Mansfield
Six Park Row
Mansfield, MA  02048-2433

Fees: Males/Females ($15.00) Neutered/Spayed ($10.00)
Dog owners are subject to a $15.00 late fee per dog if licenses are not purchased by April 30th. For more information, please contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 508-261-7345.

General Town By-Law Concerning Animals