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Regional Dog Control Services

Leslee Colucci,
Regional Dog Control Officer

Phone: (413) 676-9182

Every year in Franklin County, hundreds of dogs are lost, found, or abandoned. 

The Franklin County Regional Shelter is the only facility in Franklin County that attends to the needs of these deserving dogs. While there are other excellent animal welfare organizations in the area, none take in or attend to these in-need animals. With the advantage of law enforcement authority, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Program and the Franklin County Regional Shelter is the main facility that cares for these unfortunate dogs here in Franklin County. 

Our goal is to find these dogs great homes! Dogs that come to live with us are evaluated, medically treated, medicated (if necessary), spayed/natured, vaccinated, fed, housed, exercised and generally well cared for by the staff of the Shelter and a cadre of volunteers. Dogs that are not claimed by their owners become the property of the Shelter after 10 days, and are available for adoption then.

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The Animal Control Advisory Committee is made up of representatives appointed by the Selectboard from each town that is a member of  the Regional Animal Control Program established by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.  Currently these towns are Buckland, Colrain, Gill, Heath, Monroe, Northfield and Shelburne.

Please see the link below for further information about the committee, as well as our Meeting Agendas and Minutes.

Committee Representatives List

Committee Responsibilities

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Agenda - June 16, 2021 10:30am



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