Animal Services

NECCOG Regional Animal Services Program

Telephone Number  860-774-1253


Visit the NECCOG Instagram page for info on lost and found animals.

Adoption services

The NECCOG Animal Services Program is a service of the Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments. Visit the NECCOG Animal Services website for information on how to report complaints on domestic animals, animal bites, rabies, animal cruelty, licensing enforcement, surrendering of animals.

Please remember to report animal bites, and threatening animals. Action can not be taken if reports are not made.

NECCOG Animal Services are available after hours and weekends on an emergency basis only. The following are classified as an emergency:
1) Domestic Animals hit by Vehicles and Still Alive
2) People bitten by domestic animals and wildlife
3) Domestic Animals bitten by Wildlife on other domestic animals
4) If you have captured a stray dog
5) Stray Domestic Animals showing signs of illness.

PLEASE NOTE: They do not deal with wildlife unless it fits into one of the above categories. For wildlife problems, please call 860-424-3333.


Dog Licensing

  • Licensing is done at the Voluntown Town Hall Clerk’s office, download application here.
  • Licenses required for all dogs six months of age or over.
  • Rabies inoculation certificate is required.
  • State-imposed $60.00 penalty for unlicensed dogs.
  • All dogs are licensed yearly during the month of June.
  • FEES: $8.00 spayed/neutered dogs – $19.00 male or female dogs – $51.00 kennel license. $1.00 per month late fee applied after July 1st.

News from NECCOG

Feral Cat Policy

Received 2/7/18

NECCOG does not impound cats unless they are sick, injured or under quarantine observation. NECCOG no longer has the TNR program, put if you are having an issue with feral cats, please contact the first selectman. If the issue is a problem, the first selectman will contact NECCOG and they can work together to resolve the issue. Do not feed stray cats.

Animal Service Fact Sheet

Received 2/15/18