Animal Control Officer

Phone:
(475) 227-1214
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Fax:
Email:
Primary Contact:
April Leiler
Durham
,
CT
06422
Hours:

About Animal Control Officer

If you are experiencing an emergency and there is no immediate answer at contact number call: State Police Troop F: (860) 399-9480

The Town of Durham enforces the Connecticut General Statutes as they pertain to dog licensing, roaming dogs, the care of, abuse and neglect of dogs, the enforcement of laws relating to cats, and the control of rabies, in order to ensure the safety and welfare of citizens and animals.

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FAQs

How do I contact Animal Control?

Contact April Leiler at:
animalcontrol@townofdurhamct.org
(475) 227-1214
or 
John Miller (assistant animal control officer) at:
(860) 316-7384

Does my dog need to be licensed?

All dogs need to be licensed. Yearly renewals are due June 1st of every year. Please bring your current rabies vaccination certificate and a spay/neuter certificate to the Town Clerk's Office. There is a $1.00 per month, per dog, late fee for all dogs registered after June 30. Visit the Resources tab for more information and fees.

What are the rules for barking dogs?

A barking dog is a public nuisance complaint, 24 hours a day. 

What is the leash law in Durham?

There is no leash law in Durham, however, dogs must be under the owner's control at all times and cannot be allowed to roam freely at any time. 

What if I see a rabid animal?

Contact DEEP rabid animals 860-306-1991 
Do NOT approach or handle animal if you suspect rabies.

What if I find an injured animal?

For calls pertaining to Injured Wildlife issues call: State of CT DEEP: 860-424-3011 
Do not approach or handle injured animals

What are the signs of rabies?

DO NOT approach animals you suspect of rabies
Rabies is nearly 100% fatal once symptoms present
If you have had contact with an animal suspected of rabies or have been bitten or scratched, seek medical attention IMMEDIATELY
The most common signs of rabies are: 
  • Fever 
  • Loss of appetite
  • Excessive irritability
  • Unusual vocalizations 
  • Change of behavior 
  • Restlessness 
  • Jumping at noises 
  • Trouble walking 
  • Excess salivation 
  • Tremors/Convulsions 
  • Paralysis 
  • Unprovoked aggression. 

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Staff

April Leiler
Dem
Rep
Ind
UNA
Animal Control Officer
animalcontrol@townofdurhamct.org
(475) 227-1214
Term:
Jan 2024
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Dec 2025
Sadie Leiler
Dem
Rep
Ind
UNA
Assistant Animal Control Officer
animalcontrol@townofdurhamct.org
860-558-7913
Term:
Jan 2024
-
Dec 2025

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