Animal Control

The Lancaster Board of Selectmen has appointed six Lancaster residents as members of the Animal Control Commission. This is a varied group of volunteers with knowledge or experience in animal care, behavior and breeding, and law enforcement. The Commission’s authority and purpose was established through a Legislative Act (Chapter 179 of the Acts of 2004).

The Animal Control Commission is charged with evaluating animal control problems by collecting necessary data, hearing expert opinion, holding public hearings, and other activities in order to make recommendations to resolve such problems. The Commission recruits and hires the Animal Control Officer, as well as establishes rules and regulations for the care and control of animals and facilities covered by the Town bylaws, prepares budgets for animal control activities, and sets the fees for dog licenses and the fines for non-compliance with the Animal Control Bylaw.


We're Looking for New Members!

There is a vacancy on the Animal Control Commission in Lancaster.   The commission meets once a month with the animal control officer to evaluate animal control problems for the public health and safety of residents.  A resident should submit a letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen, 695 Main St., Suite 1, Lancaster 01523.  For additional information, please call Maribeth Eugene at 978-365-5672.

This Commission shall be charged with evaluating animal control problems by collecting necessary data, hearing expert opinion, holding public hearings, and other activities in order to make recommendations to resolve such problems. The Commission will provide support in the recruitment, hiring, and training of the Animal Control Officer. The Commission may also promulgate appropriate rules and regulations for the care and control of animals and facilities covered by the bylaw, and prepare budgets for animal control activities. The Commission shall also review, approve or deny kennel license applications.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Phyllis Tower Animal Control Officer (978) 365-3326 Ext. 1013 (for lost dogs only) otherwise call dispatch at 978-772-1900

Board Members

Animal Control Commission Members

NameTitleStreet AddressTerm Exp.

Chair

565 Langen Road

06/30/2021

Vacancy One
Philip Eugene

Member

565 Langen Road

06/30/2021

Robert Foney

Member

865 Brockelman Road

06/30/2019

Adrienne Gadoua

Member

98 Packard Street

06/30/2020

Joyce E. Moody

Member

144 Seven Bridge Road

06/30/2019

Kelly E. Quill

Member

325 George Hill Road

06/30/2020