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Animal Inspection and Control

Animal Control Officer:

Kyle Dragon


Phone: 413-768-0983
Fax: 413-863-5491
Email: kdragon@fcso-ma.us

Mailing Address

  • FCSO Regional Animal Control or ACO Kyle Dragon
    10 Sandy Lane,
    Turners Falls, Ma 01376

Responsibilities :

The Animal Control Officer (ACO) is appointed by the Select Board on an annual basis and authorized to enforce MGLChapter 140 Section 136A to 174E. The ACO works with the Animal Inspector, Board of Health, Town Clerk, Select Board, Law Enforcement officials, Local Animal Shelter(s), veterinarians, and other applicable resources in the town-wide efforts to:

  • protect public health
  • protect public safety
  • enforce state and local animal control laws
  • promote the protection of pets and people by compassionately using the tools of education and enforcement, and
  • collaborate and cooperate with various related animal control (includes Dogs) and law enforcement resources.

The ACO is authorized to give warnings and tickets when violations occur and to educate violators to prevent or reduce the possibility of further violations. Attendance in court by ACO's is expected. The ACO must act with professionalism and respect for animals and people.

Assures compliance with MGL Chapter 140 Section 136A-174E inclusive and reports to Select Board. as appropriate.

Serves as liaison to county kennel ad regional animal control support.

Plans, researches, recommends and implements animal control policies and procedures as directed by the Select Board.

Maintains familiarity with applicable state laws and requirements; informs the Select Board as changes occur.

Animal Inspector :

Erwin Reynolds

Contact Information:

Phone : 413-339-4304 (leave a message)

Email: erwin.reynolds@townofcharlemont.org


  • Serves Rabies Quarantine on Notice from Vet or Hospital
  • Rabies Response
  • Farm Animal Inspections

Animal Control Documents

Name Uploaded Date
   2023 Rabies Clinic Poster.pdf (View on Calendar) 2023-04-11 08:54:14
   Animal Control - 02 Complaint Form.pdf 2021-10-01 11:37:18
Town Calendar
Mon, Apr 22, 2024, 6:30 pm
Town Hall and Via phone conference
Posted to: Board of Selectmen
  • Attached File: Charlemont Selectboard 2024-04-22 Agenda
  • Attached File: Charlemont Selectboard -2024-04-22 Agenda Addition
  • Mon, Apr 22, 2024, 7:00 pm
    Town Hall and Via phone conference
    Posted to: Board of Selectmen
    Wed, Apr 24, 2024, 4:00 pm
    Town Hall and Via phone conference
    Posted to: Finance Committee
  • Attached File: Charlemont Finance Committee and Select Board Agenda 2024-04-24
  • Wed, Apr 24, 2024, 4:00 pm
    Hawley Town Hall
    Posted to: Town Hall
    Wed, Apr 24, 2024, 6:00 pm
    Via Zoom
    Posted to: Board of Health
  • Attached File: BOH Agenda 4-24-24
  • Tue, May 28, 2024, All Day
    Posted to: Board of Selectmen