June 4, 2019
There have been reports of sightings of a bobcat wearing a tracking collar in Portland. CT DEEP is aware and tracking her movements. This particular bobcat is a mom and has babies. Please do not approach them and do not cause them harm, as she is hunting for to feed her cubs. Bobcats tend to be shy and avoid humans.
Should you encounter a bobcat, you should keep as much distance between you and the animal as possible. Protect your children and pets by never leaving them unattended. When possible, make a lot of noise (banging on pans/pots, blowing an air horn).
Karen Perruccio, Portland Animal Control Officer
P.O. Box 71
Animal Control Assistant Animal Control
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Municipal Animal Control Officers are responsible for enforcing all Connecticut animal control laws. Our primary goals are to educate the public, find loving forever-homes for the animals that find their way to our shelter, and maintain a clean and healthy environment at the shelter.
Contacting Portland Animal Control Officers
Routine Calls: 860-342-6789
Speaking Clearly, leave a message with your:
Name, Telephone number, and Nature of your call
3. Once they retrieve the message, they will contact you
4. For emergencies call Central Dispatch at 860-347-2541 to request an ACO
All animals from our pound are adopted through the State's Animal Population Control Program (APCP). The APC Program pays for two pre-surgical immunizations and for the animal to be spayed or neutered by a participating veterinarian within 60 days of ownership. It pays up to $100.00 for a male dog/$50.00 for a male cat (neutered); $120.00 for a female dog/$70.00 for female cat (spayed), and $10.00 each for two vaccinations. If the veterinarian bill exceeds those amounts, the adopting party is responsible for payment of the additional charges.
Adoption fee: $50.00 ($45.00 APCP fee + $5.00 fee to the Town of Portland).
If the animal is already spayed or neutered, $5.00 non-refundable adoption fee to the Town. Out-of-state adopters are not eligible to participate in the APCP program.
Animals impounded by Middletown ACOs within the City of Middletown can only be released by a Middletown ACO. Please contact them directly for adoption information: 860-638-4030.
Nuisance or Distressed Wildlife
Contact the state for nuisance and/or distressed wildlife at:
Dept of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP) - Wildlife Division
79 Elm Street, Hartford CT 06106
For additional information pertaining to Dogs:
CT Dept of Agricultural - Animal Control Division
165 Capitol Ave - Hartford CT 06106