REPORT OF THE DOG OFFICER

652

Calls received

4

Dogs struck by motor vehicles (three of the dogs died)

6

Dog bites reported

47

Dogs returned to owners

21

Trips to a veterinarian (animals hurt or given shots)

15

Dogs sold to individuals (adopted)

9

Dogs ordered confined or restrained

1

Dog found dead

8

Cats found dead or dying

19

Reports of missing dogs

12

Cats or kittens were found

 

One report of a dog killing a duck. A report of a dog chasing a horse. Several reports of dogs chasing other dogs and cats. One dog was going up the street with a cat in his mouth. The cat was dead.

If you have a cat or kittens you cannot keep, there is a place in Pepperell that will take them for a small fee. It is called Fund For Cats and Dogs. The telephone number is 978-433-0404.

On July 7 of this year, an Elnor Bourn of Young’s Road, Lunenburg adopted a large female dog from the Ashby Dog Pound. Elnor and the cream colored dog formed a wonderful bond. In September a fire in Elnor’s home the home was badly damaged but the cream colored dog from the Ashby Dog Pound saved Elnor’s life. The dog was honored at a dinner and given a medallion for her bravery by the M.S.P.C.A.

Please remember there is a Dog Control Law in Ashby. If you have questions about the law call the Dog Officer at 386-7736.

If you are thinking of adopting a dog, please remember there are dogs at the Dog Pound. If you have a dog or puppies you cannot keep, call 386-7736 and I will list them for you.

I want to thank the Selectmen, Police Department, Town Administrator, Town Clerk, radio dispatchers, town officials, and the townspeople for their help and co-operation this past year. A special thank you to Bob and Mary Hale of the Main Street Trilogy, and Norman and Carol Stacy of the very caring Fitchburg Animal Clinic.

Respectfully submitted,

Allen Phillips

DOG OFFICER