Animal Control

Rabid Animals

If you suspect a rabid animal call 911 and they will dispatch the closest law enforcement officer to take care of the animal. An animal is tested for rabies only if it has bitten a person or pet.

Nuisance Wildlife

For assistance with nuisance wildlife (raccoons, skunks, deer, fox, etc.) click the link below or contact the NYS DEC:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

NYS DEC
Bureau of Wildlife
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4750
518-402-8883
email: wildlife@dec.ny.gov

Dog Licensing

New York State requires all dogs four months of age and older to be licensed in the Town in which they reside. 

Veterinarian proof of rabies vaccination is required in addition to the dog license application linked below. The cost is $10 (spayed/neutered) or $17 (unspayed/unneutered). Checks may be made payable to Town of Ballston. Please submit all information to the Town Clerk's office.

Dog License Application (PDF)

Dog Control Law

Click below to view the Town of Ballston Dog Control Law:

Dog Control Law (PDF)

Dog Control Officers

The Town of Ballston Dog Control Officers can assist with dog complaints, dog bite cases, etc.

Dog Control Officer:

  • Thomas Shambo
    518-885-8706

Assistant Dog Control Officers:

  • Dave Brown
    518-477-0908
  • Karli Russell
    518-859-8419