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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.

May 12

What is Wildlife Doing in the Springtime?

Posted on May 12, 2020 at 10:41 AM by Kara Fleming

What is wildlife doing in the spring time? If you missed the baby wildlife post last year, here is a recap with some new info, too!

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Apr 09

Leash Walking During Covid-19; A training and team building opportunity for you and your dog!

Posted on April 9, 2020 at 3:53 PM by Kara Fleming

The temporary order for dogs to be leashed at all times on the trails provides a great opportunity to work on leashed-walk training with your dog. This time can be a terrific benefit to your partnership with your dog! Leash walking gives dog owners an opportunity to work on basic training, provides structure and discipline, and provides great exercise and mental stimulation for your pup.


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Jan 30

Shed Hunting

Posted on January 30, 2020 at 12:10 PM by Kara Fleming

Deer shed their antlers every year, usually from January through March. If you know what to look for, you can explore Weston's woods and go on a shed hunt!

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