Animal Related Emergencies

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What is an Animal Related Emergency?

 

Animal Related Emergencies:

If you have an animal related emergency please contact the Beverly Police Department for assistance after hours at 978-922-1212.  An emergency complaint is one that requires immediate action from the Animal Control Officer.  Incidents qualifying as an emergency complaint are those in which there is imminent threat to human life or an injury to a domestic animal.

Examples of Emergency Complaints Include:

Dog / cat hit by car- alive- Owner Unknown

Animal bites / attacks in progress

Potentially rabid animal having contact with human or domestic animal

At large dogs acting vicious or posing a threat to a human or other animals

PLEASE NOTE:  LOOSE DOGS OR DOGS IN CUSTODY ARE NOT AN EMERGENCY.  THE ON-CALL ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS THAT WORK NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS CANNOT RESPOND TO LOOSE DOGS OR DOGS IN CUSTODY.