Animal Control

Aimal Control van

The Animal Control Officer is responsible for answering all dog complaints and animal bite complaints.  He is also responsible for enforcing the Village of Newark dog ordinances as well as Article #7 of the Agricultural & Market Law.


All dogs four months or older are required to be licensed.   Dog Licenses can be obtained at the Village of Newark Clerk's office, which is located at 100 East Miller Street, Newark, on the third floor.  Fees are as follows:

  • Spayed/Neutered - $7.50

  • Unspayed/Unneutered - $15.50

  • Late fee (over 60 days) - $5.00

Persons harboring an unlicensed dog will be subject to arrest and a fine upon conviction.


Keep your pet's vaccinations up to date.  All dogs, cats and ferrets four months or older are required by the New York State Public Health Law to be vaccinated for rabies.


It is unlawful for a dog to be unleashed off the owner's premises in the Village of Newark.  This includes all parks and recreation areas.

Clean Up

It shall be the duty of every dog owner or person having possession, custody or control of a dog to remove any feces left by said dog and deposit it in a container lawfully used for disposal of refuse.

Lost Dog

If you have lost your dog, contact 911. They will call the Animal Control Officer. 

Impounded Dogs

If your dog has been impounded, contact the Wayne County Humane Society at (315)-946-3389. 

You will need to provide up-to-date license and rabies information, as well as pay the pickup fee of $45.00 to the Village Clerk/Treasurer’s Office located at 100 East Miller Street, 3rd floor, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  You will be given a receipt.  You may take this paperwork to the Wayne County Humane Society and your dog will be returned to you.  You may have costs associated with Wayne County Humane Society to pay for (boarding fees and rabies shot, if necessary).

Village Code regarding dogs (Chapter 52)

Rabies & Wild Animals

Rabies is found in warm-blooded animals, frequently in raccoons, foxes, skunks, and bats. All warm-blooded animal bites are considered for possible exposure to the rabies virus. For this reason, it has been mandated by the New York State Public Health Law that every animal bite be reported to the Wayne County Public Health Department. A bite by any animal should be thoroughly cleansed with soap and water as soon as possible, and medical attention should be sought immediately. The biting animal must be captured if it is a stray cat, dog, or wild animal (if it can be identified).

If your pet fights with a known or suspected rabies animal, the rabies virus in that animal's saliva may remain alive or on a pet's skin or in its mouth for up to three hours. If it is necessary to handle that pet during this period, wear gloves.  Wash the pet with soap and water.  Call the Wayne County Health Department at (315)-946-5749 (weekdays 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.) or call 911 (after hours and weekends).

If you find yourself in need of wildlife rescue services other than those listed above, Kris King of Marion, NY can be reached at (315)-374-4542. Ms. King is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. She is listed for information purposes only and is not an employee of the Village of Newark.