Animal Control Department

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Animal Control assists in enforcing federal and state laws and county ordinances pertaining to animals and the safety, health and welfare of the public. They also respond to citizen calls for services, complaints and help to resolve conflicts between parties involving animal care. 

All animal related calls should be routed through the Nashoba Valley Dispatch at (978) 582-4531.

The Office of Animal Control Officer is now under the auspices of the Lunenburg Police Department (655 Massachusetts Avenue, Lunenburg, MA  01462). 
We appreciate your patience as we begin to re-organize animal control services in Lunenburg. 

Click on the links to the right to access the Animal Control Policy and a Policy Quick reference.

You can also connect with the Police Department's Facebook page.

Dog Licenses

  • Dogs must be licensed by April 1st annually
  • Dogs must have a current Rabies certificate to qualify for licensing
  • Unspayed Female/Unaltered Male: $20 fee
  • Spayed Female/Altered Male: $5 fee
  • Late Fee: $25

This can be done at the Clerk's office in Town Hall, 17 Main Street Lunenburg, MA 01462. 


Staff and Contact Information
Chief of Police

Thomas Gammel

Animal Control Officer
Kathleen Comeau