Animal Control

Gardner Animal Control Officers protect the rights of animal owners, non-owners and the interests of animals alike in the Gardner, Hubbardston, Ashburnham and Westminster area.

Responsibilities


The Gardner Animal Control Officers are responsible for providing and maintaining a safe environment, which means the following:
  • For citizens, protection against animal disease or harm, uncontrolled pets and wildlife
  • For animals, conditions free of abuse

Education & Enforcement


  • Animal Control Officers educate citizens about animal safety and owners about responsible pet care, as well as the need for rabies vaccinations and licensing of pets in the Gardner, Hubbardston, Ashburnham and Westminster areas.
  • Animal Control Officers enforce the City of Gardner ordinances and Massachusetts General Laws concerning animals.