Animal Related Emergencies

If you have an animal related emergency please contact the Beverly Police Department for assistance after hours at 978-922-1212. An emergency complaint is one that requires immediate action from the Animal Control Officer. Incidents qualifying as an emergency complaint are those in which there is imminent threat to human life or an injury to a domestic animal.

Examples of Emergencies

Examples of animal related emergencies include:

  • Animal bites / attacks in progress
  • At-large dogs acting vicious or posing a threat to a human or other animals
  • Dog / cat hit by car - alive - owner unknown
  • Potentially rabid animal having contact with human or domestic animal

The following are not animal related emergencies:

  • Dogs in custody
  • Loose dogs

Note: The on-call animal control officers that work nights and weekends cannot respond to loose dogs or dogs in custody.