Animal Control

Division of the Milford Police Department

On call 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

After hour calls can be made to the police non-emergency line.


All visitors should enter through Silver Sands State Park in order to reach our facility at 1 Silver Sands Parkway


Milford Animal Control is a Division of the Milford Police Department that services the City of Milford and the Town of Orange. Milford Animal Control is responsible for enforcing State Laws and City Ordinances regarding animals. We service the public by investigating animal bites, dog complaints, and humanely capturing stray/roaming dogs. We also enforce leash laws, license laws and rabies vaccination laws on dogs and cats.

All dogs and cats (regardless if they are indoor or outdoor) are required to have an up to date rabies vaccine administered by a trained professional. 

There are no laws regarding roaming or stray cats. If you find a cat you think may be owned, we will take a listing of a found cat. If you lost your cat we will take a lost cat listing, in case someone found your missing cat. We do not take stray cats, an exception is a sick/injured cat that requires vet attention. We will take the cat to a vet and the vet will make a determination on the most humane course of treatment. If the cat is determined to be fine it will be released back where it was found.


Staff Contacts

Name Title
Scott Ellingson Animal Control Officer
Dan Fiore Assistant Animal Control Officer
Marc Ruby Assistant Animal Control Officer/Kennel Keeper
Gary Farrar Jr. Office Administrator
Shelley Steeves Records Clerk