Equipment was donated by Massachusetts Animal Coalition.
Friday, November 16, 2012
The following text was provided by the Massachusetts Animal Coalition: In an effort to help bring lost pets home, Senator Patricia Jehlen, along with representatives from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition (MAC), presented a microchip scanner to Animal Control Officer Jay Donovan. About the size of a grain of rice, microchips have been implanted in animals for years and offer a permanent unique registration number than cannot be altered or removed. Starting in November, animal control officers (ACOs) in Massachusetts will be required to scan stray animals for a microchip as part of a new law that updates many of the state’s animal control statutes. “We think this is a perfect opportunity to highlight the importance of microchipping. We …
Woburn Animal Control Officer Jay Donovan reminds dog owners to keep their dogs on leashes.
Although it's been especially hot this summer, Woburn Police and Animal Control Officer Jay Donovan remind dog owners that pooches are not allowed in the water at Horn Pond. Donovan said Tuesday that the department has received several complaints this summer of dogs off leash, and also in the water, at Horn Pond. "Dogs are not allowed in the water at Horn Pond, because it is a drinking water source," said Donovan. According to the city's ordinances, dogs must be leashed at all times. Donovan or any member of the Woburn Police Department can cite and fine a dog owner for not adhering to the leash law. Penalties range from $50 to $100 depending on the violation. After three violations of the leash law in one year, the city has the right …