UPDATE: Effective Tuesday, May 26, 2020, City Hall offices will be open 8 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Monday - Friday, by appointment only until further notice. Departments may be accessed by calling (203) 924-1555, then provide the department extension to leave a voicemail message. To email a City department, please visit www.cityofshelton.org to access the department's home page which will allow you to send an email. The Community Center, Senior Center, Libraries, Registrar of Voters' Office and the Youth Service Bureau remain closed to the public. The Animal Shelter is taking reports by phone for routine issues. The City Yard and the Transfer Station remain open during regular hours. Trash and Recycling pickup will continue as scheduled. For the latest information, resources and guidance related to Corona Virus, COVID-19, visit ct.gov/coronavirus. For additional information, please view the news article box below.

Animal Shelter

The newly constructed Shelton Animal Shelter is located at 11 Brewster Lane. Shelter visiting hours are from 9am to 4pm, Monday through Friday and from 10am to 2pm on Saturday and Sunday. We’re going to modify the values of this text.  Please call first on weekends to schedule an appointment due to limited staff.  The Animal Shelter’s number is 203-924-2501 and website is Animal Control.

The Shelter provides adoption services for both cats and dogs and those interested in adopting should visit shelter during business hours to see available animals and to complete application. There is a $75.00 charge for adoption.

Animal Control Services

Shelton Animal Control has 1 full time Animal Control Supervisor and 2 part-time Animal Control Officers who are available to respond to complaints including, stray and roaming animals, injured animals, animal bites/ attacks, animal cruelty and failure to obey state and local animal ordinances. The animal control officers are certified by the state and can investigate and enforce laws such as leash laws, failure to obtain proper vaccinations/ licensing, roaming animals and animal cruelty issues. Animal Control officers can be reached, Monday though Friday 8am to 4pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 2pm. Animal Control officers and Supervisor, Leon Sylvester, can also be reached at 203-924-2501.

Helpful Links for other Animal Related Issues

D.E.E.P. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

*Help with non domestic animals and wildlife issues.

Nutmeg Clinic

* low cost spay and neutering option as well as shots and vaccinations

A Hand For A Paw

*Assistance with Animal care/food/medical treatment.


Welcome to the Shelton Animal Shelter we are located at Riverdale Avenue. Animal Control Officer is on duty Monday-Friday 8:00am – 3:00pm, Saturday-Sunday by appointment only. Our telephone number is (203)924-2501.

If you are interested in adopting one of our animals, please visit our shelter, meet our dogs, cats and fill out an application. See pets for adoption here.

To combat pet overpopulation, Shelton Animal Control is working with Animal Population Control Program (APCP) to provide low cost spay and neuter surgery for all unaltered shelter pets. Please call and ask us about the program.


The Shelton Animal Control Shelter has 1 full time animal control officer and 2 part-time helpers who care for impounded animals,  the animal control officer  responds to complaints such as stray dogs, injured animals, animal bites, and animal cruelty. We also conduct investigations and enforce laws pertaining to animals such as the leash law for dogs and vaccination requirements for dogs and cats. Other responsibilities include overseeing volunteers, and interviewing potential adopters. If you are interested in volunteering please give us a call.


Animal Control
11 Brewster Lane
Shelton, CT 06484




9:00am – 4:00pm
Monday – Friday
Other times by Appointment Only

Department Head:

Leon Sylvester

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