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REPORT OF THE INSPECTOR OF ANIMALS

Total Livestock Inspected

Cattle (Adults - 2 years & over) Dairy

4

 
  • Beef
  • 41

    Goats (Adults - 1 year & up)  

    49

    Sheep (Adults - 1 year & up)  

    35

    Swine Breeders

    12

      Feeders

    325

    Equine Horses

    61

      Ponies

    28

    Poultry Chickens

    190

      Waterfowl

    110

    Rabbits Rabbits

    426

    Donkeys Donkeys

    7

    Barns Inspected  

    41

    Note to horse and pony owners - Please have your animals vaccinated for Eastern-Western-Equine Encephalitis.

    FOUND a stray Goat - (Home found for Goat)

    8 - Calls for loose Animals on Public Roads

    2 - Reports of Animals being treed by dogs (1 Fisher Cat, 1 Raccoon)

    Several - Reports of Animals living in unsatisfactory conditions.

    Non-Livestock Calls (Wild)

    3 - Reports of Animals Attacking. ( 1 Skunk fighting with a dog, 2 Squirrel attacking a Cat, 3 Beaver attacking a Boy)

    Tested for Rabies this year in Ashby, 1 Bat, 1 Dog Both not Rabid

    Report of three Moose on Rindge Road and a strange large Bird dead on West State Road.

    Found Dead, Dying Or had to be Destroyed

    6 Raccoon 1 Opossum
    3 Fox 1 Skunk
    1 Squirrel 1 Cat
    (Believe at least 9 of them Rabid)

    Confirmed cases of Rabies in Massachusetts this year. Cats 14, Cattle 1, Skunk 248, Foxes 12, Bats 18, Raccoon 187, Rodents 17, Other Wild 1. Total for this year 498 (Total last year 282)

    A special thank you to the Police Department for their help.

    Respectfully submitted,

    Allen Phillips

    Inspector of Animals