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Animal Control

Including dogs, pet shops, kennels, pet food, dairy products and State Veterinarian

Connecticut General Statutes, Chapter 435 makes the Department of Agriculture responsible for the investigation of injury, property damage and nuisance caused by dogs. All state licensed commercial and private kennels, pet shops, dog grooming facilities, dog training facilities and municipal dog pounds are inspected and regulated. Dog damage claims are investigated and appraised. Pet food safety issues are also investigated by the agency.

The agency's Dairy and Animal Health Division, under Chapters 430, 431, 433, 434, 437 and 438a, regulates milk producing, processing and distribution.

The State Veterinarian, under Sec. 22-26f, acts as the official epidemiologist for animal and poultry diseases.

Department of Agriculture

450 Columbus Boulevard

Hartford, CT 06103

Phone: (860) 713-2500