Animals and Pets

The Animal Control Division is an arm of Police Operations tasked with enforcing state and local ordinances regarding domestic animals.  Animal Control Officers investigate all reports of animal bites, animal nuisance, roaming dogs, and other animal related complaints.  Animal Control Officers are tasked with investigating animal cruelty complaints, caring for sick or injured animals, impounding dangerous animals and managing the Animal Control Facility.  During off-hours, Meriden Police Officers will respond to all animal complaints and take appropriate action.

Meriden Animal Control Officers work closely with the State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, the Meriden Humane Society and the Connecticut Humane Society.