New Salem Animal Control


Gail Spring - Animal Control Officer



Stowell Bldg.

19 South Main Street`

New Salem, MA 01355



(978) 544-7530




8am-8pm Monday-Friday

Nights and weekends for emergencies only

Information on lost and found dogs can be found on Facebook on the New Salem Dog Pound page.

Notice from the Animal Control Officer
Please do not drop animals off at the
Animal Control Officer’s residence. Please call 978 544-7530 and I or a substitute will happily pick it up. There are many new protocols that must be followed.  I came home last week and there was a dog in a crate at my home with no information - no one had called ahead and there was no note. It is necessary to know who is dropping off said animals in case more information is needed. If animals are dropped off without calling ahead, I will have to change the area of the kennel and add video security. Thank you for understanding. I/we do act on all calls received.

On another note - please do not feed wildlife! There are tons of bear issues (they like bird feeders and trash). It is illegal to trap and move wildlife to a different location (even for us). If there is a problem with nuisance wildlife, please call the Massachusetts Environmental Police. Thank you, Gail Spring, New Salem Animal Control Officer.”
The 7-day, emergency statewide dispatch phone number is 1-800-632-8075.