Animal Control Officer: Mark Rudewicz
Phone: (860) 658-3110 (non emergency)
Fax: (860) 658-6682
Heroes and Hounds Military Working Dog Drive
Collection and Donations to Military Working Dogs and Handlers
Simsbury Police Department Animal Control Officer Mark Rudewicz launched the 7th annual collection and donation for military working dogs and their handlers who spend the holiday season abroad. This year, ACO Rudewicz and the Department collected over 50 care packages that were sent to military K9 handlers and their partners in Iraq and Afghanistan and other parts of the Middle East. Over 1,000 care packages have been sent during the last 7 years. The packages included such items as hygiene products, food, dog toys, bedding and safety items. The donations came from Police Department and Town employees, residents, local businesses and individuals and business supporters in Hartford County.
Each year the Simsbury Police Department hosts a Top Dog Contest. Dog owners submit pictures of their dogs and winners are selected for each category. This year there were 10 submissions for three categories (cutest, most handsome, smallest, and the biggest). The contest is used to promote compliance with licensing and rabies vaccination.
Remember your four legged family members during emergencies too.
The Simsbury Police Department not only wants to ensure that you and your family are safe in an emergency, but that your other family members, your pets are protected as well. Please review these tips and information on preparing your pets for an emergency.If you have any questions or would like assistance in preparing a plan, please do not hesitate to call our Animal Control Officer.
Petfinder is an on-line, searchable database of animals that need homes. It is also a directory of over 9,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the USA, Canada, and Mexico. Organizations maintain their own home pages and available pet database.