Animal Control enforces all Town ordinances pertaining to dogs running at large, acts as an interface with other agencies dealing with cats, birds and animals, works with authorities to obtain emergency veterinary assistance for injured dogs and cats, enforces Article #7 of Agriculture and Market Laws. Works closely with county health regarding all animal bites and broken skin, scratches as a precaution for rabies. Under existing Agricultural and market law Animal control officers must be at least peace officers to enforce article #26 cruelty to animals law. Seizure of cats also falls under article #26. At present time Clifton Park animal control does not have peace officers status.
Any complaints involving cruelty or seizure of cats should be directed to the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (518) 798-3500 or your Sheriff or State Police. Certain circumstances allow us to handle possible rabid animals such as opossum, skunk, raccoons, foxes, etc. If you have such questions about nuisance wildlife please call. If we are unable to help, we can direct you as to who you may call for help. All found dogs and cats are housed at the Saratoga County Animal Shelter. The phone number is (518) 885-4113.
County Shelter - (518) 885-4113 Monday - Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm