Animal Control

(802) 281-9188
Point of Contact:

Jim Armbruster
Office Hours:

By appointment

Currently Serving

Jim Armbruster

About Animal Control Officer’s Role

The Sharon Animal Control Officer’s main responsibility is to assist the Selectboard with enforcement of the town’s animal control ordinance.  This ordinance, which has been in effect for many years and last updated in 2011, applies to the licensing and vaccination, registration, confinement, and neglect or abuse of dogs and wolf-hybrids.

For more information regarding the duties and responsibilities of the Animal Control Officer, please contact the Selectboard Office 802-763-8268  ext. 4.

If you need to contact the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department for wild animal concerns, please contact Sgt. Jeffrey Whipple at (802) 535-5220.

If you have an animal cruelty concern, you may bring it to the attention of the Animal Control Officer who can coordinate a response with a trained Human Officer as outlined by 13 VSA § 351 – 356. The Town of Sharon does not have an officer trained in animal cruelty response at this time.

Animal Control Ordinance

The Town of Sharon does have an Animal Control Ordinance. As a resident, please familiarize yourself with the ordinance. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Animal Control Officer at

Filing a Animal Complaint

If you have a complaint regarding an animal running at large or an animal bite, please submit your complaint in writing and within 48 hours of the incident to

It is important to include relevant information including:

  • Complainant’s name and address
  • Victim’s name
  • Date and location of the incident
  • A short description of the complaint