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Animal Control Officer – Owen Little
Call 203–468–3249


• East Haven Animal Control Officer Owen Little has announced that the East Haven Animal Shelter will be hosting a Beer & Wine Tasting on Monday June 1st from 6pm to 10pm. It will be held at the Anastasio’s Steakhouse Silver Sands Road. Hot & Cold appetizers will be served. Proceeds to benefit the Shelter Pavillion Project. Raffle with prizes and 50/50 to be held.
• Cost $30 per person. Tickets available in the Mayor’s at Town Hall.


All towns require dogs to be licensed during the month of June each year and each dog owner must present proof of a current rabies vaccination. For further information, residents may call 203–468–3249. See Town Clerk News for dog license details.

CT LAW Requires:
1. Cats & Dogs over 3 months of age be vaccinated against rabies.
2. Dogs over 6 months of age to be licensed.


There is hereby established a prohibition of dogs and other animals, reptiles, birds, and amphibians of any kind on the East haven Town Green during any time when more than one hundred persons are gathered upon or within the Town Green. It shall be unlawful for any person to bring or keep any dog or other animal, reptile, bird, or amphibian on the Town Green in violation of said prohibition.

Exceptions: Trained dogs assisting the handicapped, assisting law enforcement activities or acting as part of town approved entertainment.

See the Town Charter and Code of Ordinances Chapter 12 section 12–6 for the more detailed information.


East Haven Residents if you are struggling to provide food for your beloved pets the shelter does have both dog & cat food available free of charge to those who need it most. During these hard times our shelter is doing whatever it can to help our furry friends in need. Contact us at (203) 468–3249.


Coyote activity has been reported in many parts of the town. Use the DEP Coyote Tips page to learn how to keep your family and pets safe.

A New Home...A New Life

Show Your Support For Animal Adoption and Buy a Sweatshirt. They come in all sizes S-XL, white only. Featuring some of our favorites, well they are ALL our favorites but we could only choose a few so here they are: Pico, Spot, Riley, Annie, Nala, Simba, Leo, Cory, Beau, Sherlock, Ferina and Nico!! $20 each, all proceeds help our furry friends in need. Order one today at East Haven Animal Shelter on

Use this link for directions, more information or to find a furry friend at the East Haven Animal Shelter at

East Haven’s Mayor and Animal Control Officer, Kristina Ruszczyk accepting the grand prize check.

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Information source: Town of East Haven 2006 Annual Report and Owen Little, A.C.O.
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