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.


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.

If you find a dog or need to look up an owner from a tag please call (978) 365-3326 Ext. 1013
For ALL other animal issues/calls, please call Dispatch/Communications Center: (978) 772-1900

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Phyllis Tower Animal Control Officer

Board Members

Animal Control Commission Members

NameTitleStreet AddressTerm Exp.
Maribeth Eugene

Chair

565 Langen Road

06/30/2021

Philip Eugene

Member

565 Langen Road

06/30/2021

Robert Foney

Member

865 Brockelman Road

06/30/2022

Adrienne Gadoua

Member

98 Packard Street

06/30/2020

Joyce E. Moody

Member

144 Seven Bridge Road

06/30/2022

Christine Burke

Member

4 Heritage Lane

6/30/2020