Animal Control Division
The Northwood Police Department has a part time Animal Control Officer who handles any welfare and control of domestic and exotic animal issues and dog licensing. Animal complaints and issues can be directed to the Northwood Police at 603-942-8284 or directly to the Animal Control Officer at 603-608-9099.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Does an Animal Control Officer Do?
The Animal Control Officer is responsible for enforcing State Laws pertaining to the welfare and control of domestic, exotic and wild animals. The Animal Control Officer is also considered the Rabies Control and handles many wild animals, which have been reported to be sick or injured.
If a domestic, wild or exotic animal bites me, what should I do?
The very first thing you should do is clean your wound thoroughly and contact your physician immediately! If your physician is not available, we strongly advise that you visit the nearest emergency room for treatment. Even with the smallest wounds, viruses and disease can be transmitted. If feasible, contact the Animal Control Officer so that he/she can begin attempting to locate the animal/s, which had bitten you to either quarantine or bring to the State Lab for rabies testing.
If I have lost pet, where do I begin?
First thing to do would begin your search and make a call to the Animal Control Officer for assistance. If your pet does not return home in what you feel is a reasonable amount of time, begin to make flyers with information of your pet on them. For example, your pet's description, a photo, its gender, breed, color, size, distinguishing features, identification tags and state if your pet has an implanted identification chip. With this information on paper, make several copies and begin dropping them off at local vet's clinics and animal shelters. We also have a form you can fill out. Once the form is submitted we will make a flyer and post it to our website. Just CLICK HERE to fill out the form.