Town of Alton

Official Website of Alton, New Hampshire

Animal Control

Animal Control can be reached through the Alton Police Department (24/7). Please call our 24 hour Dispatch line at 603-875-3752 to contact our Animal Control Officer.

Animal Control performs the following duties:

  1. investigates violations of State and local Laws and Regulations relative to the control of dogs and other animals
  2. assists the Code Official and Police Dept in the handling of animal rabies cases and dog bites
  3. investigates citizen complaints regarding vicious or nuisance dogs

The Town of Alton contracts with the New Hampshire Humane Society from year to year.

On apprehension of a dog at large, the ACO will attempt to return the dog to the owner. When the owner cannot be identified by it's Town Issued Tag, the ACO then transports the impounded dog to the animal shelter. If a dog is found to be at large, vicious or a nuisance (as defined by our Town Ordinance), the owner may be given a verbal warning, a written warning or a Court Summons with fines ranging from $25 - $400. You can obtain a copy of the Town of Alton "Animal" Ordinance at the Alton Town Clerk's Office during normal business hours.

Animal Control has the following pamphlets regarding the handling of domestic and wildlife animals available for your information:

Need the Humane Society?

The New Hampshire Humane Society is Located at 1305 Meredith Center Rd Laconia, NH 03246. You can contact them via email reception@nhhumane.org or phone (603) 524-3252. They are open on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from Noon to 5 PM and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. For pet related emergencies, please contact your local veterinarian's office.

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