What happens to dogs that are picked up by Animal Control?
Dogs that are seized by an Animal Control officer and impounded are brought to a boarding facility within the town. Once at the boarding facility, healthy, uninjured dogs are given a Bordetella vaccination (prevents against Kennel Cough, a highly contagious respiratory infection), scanned for a microchip, assigned a stray number and a kennel. Dogs that are sick or injured when seized are given immediate medical attention by a licensed veterinarian upon arrival to the boarding facility, if the dog’s health allows they too are given a Bordetella vaccination, scanned for a microchip and assigned a stray number and kennel. The dogs will remain boarded until claimed by an owner or once they have reached 10 days of being impounded.

In the event a dog is not claimed, the dog is then evaluated by The Animal Rescue Fund of The Hamptons (ARF) to determine if the dog is safe for adoption. If the dog is not suitable for adoption (for reasons such as aggression, or bite, etc) then the dog is humanely euthanized. All efforts, including but not limited to, social media, microchipping, ID tags, license tags, and report histories are used in an attempt to locate owners of stray dogs.

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1. How do I license my dog?
2. Is there a leash law?
3. What happens to dogs that are picked up by Animal Control?
4. Can I bring my dog to the beach?
5. I lost my dog, what should I do?
6. My dog has been impounded by Animal Control; how do I get my dog back?
7. How much are the redemption fees?
8. What if my dog’s rabies vaccine is expired and my dog is impounded?
9. Are there any laws about dogs barking?
10. I have problems with wildlife, can Animal Control help?
11. Does Animal Control handle calls regarding cats, either domestic or feral?
12. What do I do if I find a dog after hours?
13. Where can I take my dog in an after-hours emergency?
14. Does Animal Control offer any low cost spaying, neutering or vaccinations?
15. How do I file a dog related complaint?
16. How do I have a summons filed against a dog owner regarding a dog complaint?
17. What do I do if I have been bitten by a dog?