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Residents should call 911 or Bridgeport Police Dispatch at 203-576-7671 to report an animal complaint at any time of day. For emergencies also, call 911 dispatch at the above number.

Please, do not call the shelter with an emergency!

If you are interested in adopting an animal from our shelter, our adoptable animals are available to view on Facebook and Petfinder.

If a potential adopter is very interested in a pet, they may submit a completed application with proof of home ownership or notarized letter/lease via or fax. Staff will review and pre-approve the application pending a ‘meet-and-greet’.

Animal Control related questions that are Not urgent animal complaints may contact 203-576-7727; Press 1 to speak to an ACO/Staff Member or leave a message. This number should be used for general inquiries only, not for emergencies.

Police reports regarding animals (such as dog bites) can be requested at the Records Division 203-581-5270.

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