REPORT OF THE DOG OFFICER

707

Calls Received

8

Dogs Struck by Motor Vehicles (Five of the Dogs Died)

6

Dog Bites Reported

50

Dogs Returned to Owners

22

Trips to a Veterinarian (Animals Hurt or Given Shots)

4

Puppies Found on Bennett Road (Four Good Homes Found)

22

Dogs Sold to Individuals (Adopted)

4

Dogs Waiting For Homes

3

Dogs Ordered Restrained or Confined

14

Referrals for Cats or Kittens

1

Dog Found Dead

6

Reports of Dogs Chasing or Harassing People

9

Report of Dogs Attacking Other Dogs

2

Reports of Dogs Taking Things from a Neighbor’s Yard

One dog missing from Ashby was found tied to a tree in the Leominster State Forest.

There were 23 cats reported missing, 8 cats found, 4 cats hit by cars and 1 hit by a motorcycle.

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

If you are thinking of adopting a dog, please remember there are usually dogs here at the Dog Pound hoping to be adopted. Also there are dogs and puppies that are listed. Note—Cassandra Tompkins of All Dogs Allowed has offered to give free training to dogs adopted from the Ashby Dog Pound.

If you have a dog or puppies you cannot keep, please call the Dog Officer at 386-7736 and I will list them for you. If your dog is missing, please call me at 385-7736.

I want to thank the Selectmen, Police Department, Town Clerk, radio dispatchers, town officials, and the townspeople for their help and cooperation 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