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Animal Control Corner

Weston's Animal Control Officer, Rachel Hoffman, will be posting helpful tips, FAQs, and other items of interest regarding Weston's wildlife, farm animals, and house pets. Comments and questions are encouraged. At the end of each post, a comment box appears. Residents will need to sign in with an email address before submitting the comment.

Please note, this is a moderated blog by the webmaster, which means comments will not be available immediately after submitting. 

Residents who are seeking an option to comment or ask questions privately may contact the ACO via email at hoffman.r [at] westonmass.org. Residents who want to make a report, complaint, etc. should call the Weston Police Department at 781-786-6201 and not post a comment here.

Sep 13

The Kids are Back in School…How About the Dog?

Posted on September 13, 2019 at 12:56 PM by Kara Fleming

Have you ever considered stepping up the game with your furry pal to learn a new skill together or does your pup have too much energy and could use an outlet? Classes are a great way to bond with your dog, give him or her something productive to do, and learn a cool skill! 

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Aug 07

Common Household Pet Toxins

Posted on August 7, 2019 at 3:37 PM by Kara Fleming

Did you just bring home a puppy who thinks everything big enough to fit in his mouth should be eaten? Or maybe you have a cat who believes the house plants in the window are there for his gnawing pleasure? 

Whatever the case may be, if you have pets in your home, it is a worthwhile task to become familiar with common toxins that could potentially poison your pet and what to do if it happens.

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Jul 09

Our Slithering, Sunbathing, Sidekicks: Ssssssnakes!

Posted on July 9, 2019 at 10:48 AM by Kara Fleming

These cold blooded, sun lovers can be seen throughout Weston all summer long. Though they get a pretty bad rap, these wonderful reptiles provide a valuable service for our homes and gardens. Plus, most of the snakes in Massachusetts are not venomous. 

Many snakes have suffered from habitat loss and condemnation. Of the 14 native species in Massachusetts, three species are listed as endangered and one is listed as threatened.

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