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Animal Control Officer


Phone: 413-768-0983
Fax: 413-863-5491
Email: kdragon@fcso-ma.us

Mailing Address

  • FCSO Regional Animal Control or ACO Kyle Dragon
    10 Sandy Lane,
    Turners Falls, Ma 01376


The Animal Control Officer (ACO) is appointed by the Select Board on an annual basis and authorized to enforce MGLChapter 140 Section 136A to 174E. The ACO works with the Animal Inspector, Board of Health, Town Clerk, Select Board, Law Enforcement officials, Local Animal Shelter(s), veterinarians, and other applicable resources in the town-wide efforts to:

  • protect public health
  • protect public safety
  • enforce state and local animal control laws
  • promote the protection of pets and people by compassionately using the tools of education and enforcement, and
  • collaborate and cooperate with various related animal control and law enforcement resources.

The ACO is authorized to give warnings and tickets when violations occur and to educate violators to prevent or reduce the possibility of further violations. Attendance in court by ACO's is expected. The ACO must act with professionalism and respect for animals and people.

Assures compliance with MGL Chapter 140 Section 136A-174E inclusive and reports to Select Board. as appropriate.

Serves as liaison to county kennel ad regional animal control support.

Plans, researches, recommends and implements animal control policies and procedures as directed by the Select Board.

Maintains familiarity with applicable state laws and requirements; informs the Select Board as changes occur.

Animal Control Documents

Name Uploaded Date
   2023 Rabies Clinic Poster.pdf (View on Calendar) 2023-04-11 08:54:14
   Animal Control - 02 Complaint Form.pdf 2021-10-01 11:37:18
Town Calendar
Tue, May 30, 2023, 6:00 pm
Posted to: Board of Selectmen
Wed, May 31, 2023, 6:00 pm
Town Hall
Posted to: Board of Health
  • Attached File: 5-31-23 BOH Agenda
  • Fri, Jun 2, 2023, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Thu, Jun 8, 2023, 6:00 pm
    Town Hall and Via phone conference
  • Attached File: Maynard RDA 2023
  • Attached File: Maynard RDA legal AD 2023
  • Fri, Jul 7, 2023, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Wed, Jul 19, 2023, 7:00 pm - 12:30 pm
  • Attached File: 7-19-2023 ZBA Agenda