Animal Complaint FAQ
Animal Complaints FAQ
What do I do if animals are attracting rodents?
If you have a complaint regarding rodents being attracted to a property because of the improper storing of food or waste associated with the keeping of an animal, you can contact the Gloucester Health Department. An inspector will be sent to the site to investigate and if an issue is found to exist, an enforcement order to mediate the problem will be sent.
Applicable Regulation: Massachusetts General Law Chapter 111 Section 122 – "Regulations relative to nuisances; examinations"
What if I think animals are making too much noise?
If your complaint is related to the noise made by animals, please contact the Gloucester Health Department to file a complaint (firstname.lastname@example.org).
An animal got loose and was killed, or injured. Who should I report this to?
If you believe that an animal has died, or is injured, due to neglect, please report the incident by contacting the Animal Control Officer for the Gloucester Police Department for investigation.
Applicable Regulation: Gloucester City Code of Ordinances Chapter 4 - "Animals"
For more information, please contact:
Gloucester Health Department
Gloucester Building Department
Gloucester Police Department - Animal Control Officer