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Dog Control

The Town of Queensbury contracts with SPCA of Upstate New York.  Under this contract they are responsible for local enforcement of NYS Ag & Markets Law (Article 7) and the Town’s local dog control code.  They respond to dogs running at large, dangerous dogs, and dog bites.

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR SPCA OF UPSTATE NY

Phone: (518) 798-5656, during business hours and after hour’s emergency calls
Mail: P.O. Box 171, Hudson Falls, NY 12839
Website: www.spcauny.org
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thespcaofuny

Office Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M

DOG CONTROL ISSUES:

DOGS: STRAY AND BARKING.
Contact: SPCA of Upstate NY at 518-798-5656.

DOGS: STRAYS AND IMPOUNDMENTS:
As per SPCA of Upstate New York’s contract with the Town of Queensbury, they are responsible for local enforcement of NYS Ag & Markets Law (Article 7) and the Town’s local dog control code. The SPCA of Upstate New York will respond to such dog control issues as dogs running at large, dangerous dogs and dog bites.  When a dog is seized or impounded for violations of the NYS Ag & Markets Law or Town Code, the SPCA of Upstate New York will file a “Dog Seizure and Disposition” report with the Town Clerk’s Office and will notify and instruct dog owners to pay their dog’s impoundment/housing fees to the Town Clerk at the Town Office, 742 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY, and show proof of a valid license and rabies shot prior to release of the dog. The impounded or seized dog will be housed at the Glens Falls Animal Hospital, 66 Glenwood Avenue, Queensbury, NY, (518) 792-6575.

DOGS: LICENSING
New York State Law requires that all dogs 4 months of age or older that reside in the state for more than 30 days must be licensed, within the municipality in which they currently live, and renewed on an annual basis.  Please bring proof of rabies vaccination and if applicable a neutering/spaying certificate, to the Clerk’s office where you will complete an application and pay a small fee.  A tag will be issued which, along with the rabies tag, must be worn on your dog’s collar and all times.  It is also recommended that a personal ID tag with a phone number also be worn for easy identification should your dog become lost. Contact: Town of Queensbury Town Clerk, 742 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804. (518) 761-8234.

DOG BITES AND SCRATCHES FOR BOTH WILD AND DOMESTIC ANIMALS:
In New York State, health care providers are required to report any potential human rabies exposures to the local Health Department, regardless of rabies vaccination status.

Contact information: Warren County Department of Public Health: (518) 761-6580.

DANGEROUS DOG:
To report a suspected dangerous dog, please call the SPCA of Upstate NY at (518) 798-5656 or

Warren County Sheriff’s Office at (518) 743-2500 or the New York State Police at (518) 745-7803.

CRUELTY TO ANIMALS – ANIMAL ABUSE
To report suspected animal abuse, please call the Warren County Sheriff’s Office at (518) 743-2500 or the State Police at (518) 745-7803.

WILDLIFE HEALTH & NUISANCE WILDLIFE COMPLAINTS
For any wildlife animal concerns please contact your local DEC Regional Wildlife Office at (518) 623-1240.

CAT/FELINE ISSUES:
For cat/feline issues please contact Warren County SPCA: (518) 793-4048.

DOGS: LOST & FOUND
If you have lost or found a dog, please contact SPCA of Upstate NY. Please note that dogs seized and impounded are taken to Glens Falls Animal Hospital located at 66 Glenwood Ave., Queensbury (518)792-6575.

NOTE:
A dog is not permitted to run at large unless it is restrained by an adequate leash, or accompanied by and under the full control of its owner or other responsible person.