Animal Control

Mass ACO badgeBelchertown Animal Control

Animal Control Officer - Anna Fenton
Asst. Animal Control Officer - Janet Lipscomb

165 George Hannum St. Belchertown, MA 01007
Phone - 413-519-1754
email -
Staff on call daily 9am - 9pm
                                       The shelter is open by appointment

Visit our Facebook Page - click here and search
"Belchertown Animal Control"

All non-emergency calls received outside of regular business hours will be returned when regular hours resume.

REMEMBER….NEVER call 9-1-1 for an animal issue unless a human is being attacked!

If you have an animal emergency outside of our regular hours, call the Belchertown Police Department at 323-6685. If your call is a true emergency, they will contact us. 

When animals arrive at our shelter, they need to be seen by a Veterinarian.  Those costs can add up.  If you would like to make a donation to help with the costs, please see our link on the left hand side of this page.  -  Thank you
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BARC (Belchertown Animal Relief Committee)is at a crucial point in our capital campaign #RaiseTheRuff.  We have moved into our new Animal Control facility, but there are still many items needed to complete the official move, as we are still short on funding.  There are many items for sale that will make perfect christmas gifts for your human and well as animal friends!!  Come to the Town Clerk's office to make your purchase and help finish this great project.

Items available include:  Sweatshirts for $35, T-Shirts for $20, ever popular Dog tails (chew toys) 2/$5 and Frisbees 2/$5.


"I'm Animal Friendly" - (A Wonderful Tax-deductible Holiday Gift!)

Help support the Trap, Neuter and Release of Feral cats program by purchasing an  "I'm Animal Friendly" license plate.  They are very easy to order online - no need to go to the RMV! Go to and order your tax-deductible Plate today.  Belchertown Animal Control received a grant for $2625.00 this year, that we are using for TNR of feral cats and adoptable community cats/kittens.

  Check out the video for more information