City of New Bedford Animal Control

“There are no bad dogs, just bad owners! So don’t blame them, train them!”

If you’ve lost your Animal please upload a picture of your Animal to finding rover

If Animal Control picks up your dog, we will upload a picture to the finding rover database


The New Bedford Animal Control Office is a division within the New Bedford Police Department. The Animal Control Division always strives to follow a strict code of ethics while performing our duties. These duties include investigating cases involving animal bites, abused or neglected animals, dogs running at large, sick or injured animals, and barking dogs. The mission of the Animal Control Division is also to enforce all federal, state, and municipal code associated with the proper care of animals, which are designed to protect both the animals of our community as well as our citizens.