Welcome to Medford, Massachusetts!

Animal Control


Patrick Hogan, Animal Control Officer/Animal Inspector

Email: phogan@medford-ma.gov


Medford City Hall
85 George P. Hassett Drive, Room 311
Medford, MA 02155

Phone: 781-393-2563

Fax: 781-393-2562

Scope of Services

  • Keeping of animals
  • Rabies clinics
  • Suspect rabid animals are quarantined, isolated or euthanized and analyzed for rabies in conformance with The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Reportable Diseases and Isolation and Quarantine Requirements (105 CMR 300) and The Massachusetts Rabies Control Plan for Cities and Towns.

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Chickens and Other Livestock

Zoning regulations in Article IV, Division 3, Section 94-192 of City of Medford Ordinances state that chickens and other livestock are allowed only in areas zoned for industrial use and only with a Special Permit from the City Council. Chickens and other livestock are not allowed in residential or commercial areas.