• Tall ships docked at Fort Trumbull during OpSail 2012.

  • The Coast Guard Barque Eagle docked at its home port in New London.

  • The Thames Base Ball Club of New London plays vintage ball at Fort Trumbull.

  • Crowds enjoy the surf and Summer sun at Ocean Beach Park.

  • Art lovers enjoy work at the annual Salon des Independants at Hygienic Galleries.

  • A fish-eye's view of the majestically renovated Garde Arts Theater.

  • A community parade passes City Hall on State Street.

  • A bustling Waterfront Park during SailFest.

  • A lone tug passes Harbor Light on a foggy day on the Thames River.

  • The Reducers rock the boardwalk at Ocean Beach.


New London City Hall
181 State Street
New London, CT 06320

PHONE (860) 447-5200
HOURS Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Animal Control

New London Animal Control is a section of the New London Police Department Investigative Services Division. There are two full time Assistant Animal Control Officers whose purpose is to enforce state statutes and municipal ordinances pertaining to dogs. This includes capture and impoundment of roaming dogs, animal bite investigations, animal cruelty investigations, nuisance dog investigations and rabies control. 

License/Vaccination Requirements

Dogs and cats are required to be vaccinated for rabies at three months of age. Dogs are required to be licensed at six months of age.  

The fee for licensing is:

*$8.00 for a spayed or neutered dog or 
*$19.00 for unspayed or unneutered dog.

All dogs are required to be licensed or renewed by June 30th of each year.  There is a $1.00 per month late fee for dogs licensed after this date.

Beaches and City Parks/Playgrounds
Per City Ordinance:  Dogs are required to be leashed while in any city park/playground and are prohibited on any city beach property. 

Animal Control Fees:

  • Redemption of an impounded dog: $15.00
  • Advertisement fee:  Cost
  • Board fee per day:  $10.00
  • Quarantine/board fee per day:  $5.00
  • Dog owner or keeper requested transport to animal hospital:  $20.00

Nuisance Wildlife:  Skunks, Raccoons, Squirrels, Bats, Opossums, Fox, and Etc. 
Please call:
DEEP Nuisance Wildlife Division at: 
*1-800-842-4357 (Emergency)
*1-860-424-3333 (Emergency Dispatch). 
They will assist you in finding a Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator in your area.  

For more information on nuisance wildlife, click 

For DEP-provided information specific to coyotes, please click here.

Additional Links                             

Animal Control Officers:

Tonya Kloiber

Kelly Duso

Phone Number:

(860) 447-5231 

Facility Location:

Bates Woods Park 
120 Chester St
New London, CT 06320

Mailing Address: 

New London Police Department
Attn: Animal Control 
5 Governor Winthrop Blvd.
New London, CT 06320

Hours of operation:

Saturday - Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.