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If you have lost or found an animal during normal business hours, please contact the Kingston Animal Shelter @ 781-585-0529 to speak with an Animal Control Officer.
If you are calling after normal business hours to report a loose dog, please contact the Kingston Police Dept @ 781-585-0523. An Animal Control Officer will be dispatched. You may also bring the animal to our 24-hour secured emergency kennel located outside the Animal Shelter. Instructions are posted on the kennel gate.
Massachusetts State Law requires all dogs age 6 months or older to be rabies vaccinated and licensed annually by the owner or keeper ("keeper" as defined by state law: any person, business, corporation or society, other than the owner, having possession of a dog).
Kingston dog licensing begins on January 1 of every year. Dog licenses can be obtained by bringing a copy of the dog's current rabies certificate to the Town Clerk's office during regular business hours. Licensing fee for a spayed/neutered dog is $10 or $20 for an unaltered dog.
Animals available for adoption can be viewed on our Facebook page (Town of Kingston MA Animal Control/Shelter) or Petfinder.com. If you are interested in adopting one of our animals, you must submit a completed adoption application. Upon application approval an Adoption Coordinator will contact you to schedule a meet and greet with the animal of your choosing.
The Town of Kingston Animal Control Officers do not trap or remove problem or nuisance wildlife unless the animal is an immediate threat to public safety. Please contact a wildlife removal specialist for these matters. For questions and concerns regarding injured wildlife, please contact the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife at 508-389-6300 or visit their website @ www.masswildlife.org. or New England Wildlife Center at 781-682-4878 or visit their website @ www.NEwildlife.com
Find a local wildlife rehabilitator online.