Animal Control

(802) 763-8268 ext. 4
Point of Contact:

Nicola Shipman
Office Hours:

Hours By Appointment.

Currently Serving

Vacant – Please contact us if you are interested in this role.

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, essentially applies to the licensing and vaccination, registration, confinement, and neglect or abuse of dogs and wolf-hybrids.  The Animal Control Officer may also assist with other animal-related issues – i.e. lost/stray cats and farm animals.

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, particularly for wild animal concerns, please contact Sgt. Jeffrey Whipple at (802) 535-5220.

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 Selectboard Assistant 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 the complainant’s name and address, the victim’s name, the date and location of the incident, and a short description of the complaint.

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