Animal Control Pamela Gambuti, Animal/Dog
About Our Department he
Town of Woodbury employs one full time Animal Control Officers (ACO)
who continually patrols the town and pick up stray dogs. They are
dispatched through the Woodbury Police Department. The Animal Control
Officers also maintain the town's Dog Shelter where strays are housed
until their legal owners can be located. Every effort is made to
find a good home for all dogs when their owners can not be found.
Frequently Asked Questions Do you have dogs available for adoption?
Yes, but only on a limited basis. The only dogs housed in the town's
Dog Shelter are strays which have been picked up but whose owners
can not be located. The town does not have a Humane Society which
accepts dogs from owners who no longer want them.
Do you pick up stray cats?
No. The town does not have any program for the care of stray cats.
How can a barking dog complaint be filed?
Barking dog complaints must be filed in writing with the Town Clerk.
The Town Clerk, then, must notify the dog owner of the complaint,
giving the owner the opportunity to correct the situation. If the
incessant barking continues, a second written complaint must be
filed with the Town Clerk who will refer the matter to the Animal
Control Officer. The ACO will then contact the complainant and assist
him/her in completing the necessary paperwork to bring the dog owner
What is a dog enumeration and has the
Town of Woodbury completed one?
The Animal Control Officer continually does a dog enumeration. That
is, they are counting the number of dogs domiciled in the town and
determining if they are licensed or not. If a dog is not licensed,
a notice is issued to the owner explaining that a license must be
secured within 10 days. If not, a summons is issued for the owner
to appear in court. Before a dog license can be issued, proof that
the animal has an up-to-date rabies vaccination is required. If
the dog is altered (spayed or neutered), proof of altering must
also be presented. The license fee is then reduced from the unaltered
fee of $20.00 to $10.00. Dog licensing is done through the Town Clerk's
office. There is a $5.00 fee added for dogs licensed as a
result of enumeration.