First Deed

Animal Control



Who we are
Department Head
Judy Umstead

Renada Rickvicious,
Assistant Animal Control Officer

What we do
Animal Control is responsible for enforcing state laws and town ordinances pertaining to animals. We handle roaming, barking, animal bites, animal cruelty issues and wildlife complaints. We also monitor for compliance with dog licensing and rabies vaccination laws.


Contact us
271 Main Street South
Mailing Address:
281 Main Street South

Woodbury, CT 06798
(203) 910-3228

The Animal Control Officer is Judy Umstead. The pound is located behind the town office complex on Main Street South. To contact the animal control department, you may call (203) 910-3228, or email

All dogs must be confined to the owner’s property. If a dog is missing, the owner should report it immediately to the Animal Control Officer. All dogs 6 months of age and older are required by state law to be licensed each year in the month of June. If you obtain a new dog after June, you must get a license for the animal at that time (no penalty will be assessed).  A license is the quickest way for a dog to be identified and returned to its owner.

Persons can drive by the pound day or night to view missing dogs as there are outdoor, as well as indoor facilities.

Dogs that are picked up are advertised in the Republican American Newspaper and held for seven days after the ad appears. After the 7 days, the dog will be put up for adoption. Dog Adoption Application ~ Cat Adoption Application

To see the dogs currently available for adoption please click here

To contact the animal control department, you may call (203) 910-3228, or email