Town of Plainfield Animal Control Office
Animal Control Officer - Karen Stone
5 Unity Street
Our Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Moosup CT 06354
Phone: 860-564-8547 (Call 911 if it is an emergency)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
9:00am to 12:00pm
Closed Sunday & Holidays
(Hours are subject to change)
The Plainfield Animal Control Department is a municipal Animal Shelter( Dog
Pound). The shelter is small and on average, we process 100 dogs per year. Our
average adoption rate is well over 90%. The Animal Control Officer and the
Assistant Animal Control Officers are responsible for enforcing all Connecticut
animal control laws. We offer a yearly rabies
clinic sponsored by the Connecticut Municipal Animal Control Officer's Association, Plainfield Vet Hospital and the Plainfield Town Clerk. Our primary
goals are to educate the public, enforce all animal related laws, reunite lost
pets with their owners, find loving homes for the dogs that are not claimed buy
their owners or given up by their owners and to maintain a clean and healthy
environment at the shelter.
All non sterilized animals are adopted through the Animal Population Control
Program. The adopter pays $45.00 APCP fee at the time of adoption and a $5.00
adoption fee to the town for a total of $50.00. The adopter then takes the
animal to a participating vet within 60 days of ownership to be spayed/neutered
and vaccinations .The Program pays up to $50.00 male cat, $ 70.00 female cat
,$100.00 Male dog and $120.00 female dog toward spay/neuter and $10.00 each for
two vaccinations( Parvo-Distemper and Rabies) . The adopter will be responsable
for any and all fees above and beyond what the program covers. In the event that
the animal is already spayed or neutered, it is a $5.00 non-refundable adoption
fee. Out of state adopters do not participate in the APCP program. For more
information on our adoption policy, please contact us by email or by phone.
All types of donations are appreciated. Types of items needed: dry dog food,
canned dog food, treats, toys, towels, dog collars, dog leashes and blankets.
We would like to replace our old and cold resting benches with Kuranda dog beds.
If you would like to donate a bed so a shelter dog can sleep in comfort, at a
speical wholesale price please click here.
"Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system.
The virus is transmitted in the saliva of infected animals."
When someone is bitten or exposed to the saliva of a rabid animal, there is a
series of vaccines to prevent the disease. It's a four-dose rabies vaccine over
a 14-day period and a dose of rabies immunoglobulin given at the beginning of
Rabies is usually found among wildlife such as raccoons, bats, skunks, and
foxes, but it can be transmitted to domestic animals.
To prevent your exposure to rabies:
- Have your dogs, cats, ferrets, horses, sheep, cattle, or other pets vaccinated
- Keep your pet under control at all times, especially when you're traveling.
- Keep your distance from wildlife and don't feed them.
- Avoid sick animals or animals acting in an unusual manner.
- Don't leave pet food outside or garbage cans uncovered.
- Don't relocate wildlife.
- Keep bats out of your house. If one gets inside, don't touch it.
WHO TO CALL REGARDING RABIES QUESTIONS
Anyone having questions concerning dogs, cats and other domestic
animals that may have been exposed to a suspected rabid animal should contact
their local Animal Control Officer or the State Animal Control Division at (860)
Anyone having questions concerning possible human exposure to rabies
should contact their local Health Department or the state Department of Public
Health at (860) 509-7994.
If you see a domestic or wild animal acting strangely, call the Animal Control
Office or Plainfield Police (860-564-0804) immediately.
SYMPTOMS OF RABIES IN ANIMALS
Symptoms of rabies include fever, loss of appetite,
excessive irritability, unusual vocalizations, change of behavior, restlessness,
jumping at noises, trouble walking, excess salivation, tremors, convulsions,
paralysis, stupor or unprovoked aggression.
Rabies usually begins subtly, with pet owners first
noticing that their pet goes off its food and just "doesn't seem right". The
animal may become restless and irritable, have a "strange look in its eyes" and
make funny sounding cries or barks. As illness progresses, nervous system signs
become more obvious with tremors appearing, difficulty walking and swallowing,
and even convulsions and paralysis developing. Affected animals may or may not
try to bite or show other signs of aggression.
If your pet begins to show any of these
symptoms, notify your local Animal Control Officer and seek the care and advice
of a veterinarian. Separate your animal from other animals and humans
5 Unity St.
Moosup, CT 06354
(Hours subject to change)