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Office of Animal Control

  Part-Time Animal Control Officers:
  Anthony Pirrone (518)288-5061
  Dave Brown (518)376-8035


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The Purpose and Philosophy of the Malta Animal Control Department is to promote and ensure public health and safety, to facilitate responsible pet ownership, humanely and responsibly care for the animals in our charge, provide prompt and courteous service to our customers and to provide education and positive enforcement efforts.

Licensing your Dog

New York State Law requires that all dogs 4 months of age or older that reside in the state for more than 30 days must be licensed, within the municipality in which they currently live, annually.  Proof of current rabies immunization records are required to be presented at the time of licensing or when renewing an existing license.  A spay or neuter certificate will reduce the fee.  A silver tag with an identification number will be issued at the time of licensing.  This tag, as well as the rabies tag, must be worn on your dog’s collar at all times.  It is also recommended that a personal ID tag with a phone number also be worn for easy identification should your animal be lost.

You may obtain your dog license in the Town Clerk’s Office in person or by mail at:  

2540 Route 9
Malta, NY 12020
(518) 899-2552


Please make checks payable to Malta Town Clerk.

$9.50 for spayed or neutered dogs
$17.50 for unaltered dogs

ALL DOGS MUST DISPLAY LICENSES AND VACCINATION TAGS ON THEIR COLLARS AT ALL TIMES PER NEW YORK STATE LAW.

Lost and Found Pets

If you have lost or found a pet, please contact Malta Animal Control at (518) 423-2737

Saratoga County Animal Shelter

All animals transported by Malta Animal Control are brought to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter located at:

6010 County Farm Rd.
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
(518) 885-4113

The shelter is open Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and is closed Sundays and holidays.  The shelter also sponsors rabies vaccination clinics several times each year and posts pictures of animals available for adoption.

Animal Bites and Rabies

Our office is responsible for investigating bite cases and enforcing quarantine regulations according to public health law.  In the case of a dog bite take action:

  • If a dog poses an immediate danger to you or others call 911
  • Always get the owner’s contact information: name, address and number
  • If the dog is unknown, get information for any person that may be able to identify the dog
  • Wash the bite wound with soap and water.
  • Seek attention from your medical provider to determine care based on your situation
  • Report the Bite to the Office of Animal Control

In the case of a human bitten by a dog, a state mandated quarantine of the dog for 10 days, supervised by Animal Control and the Department of Public Health, will be performed.

Wildlife Health & Nuisance Wildlife Complaints

For any wildlife animal concerns please contact your local DEC Regional Wildlife Office at (518) 623-1240 or contact a wildlife rehabilitator near you.  If you need help during weekends or off hours, please contact the Environmental Conservation Officers dispatch line at 1-877-457-5680.

For any nuisance wildlife complaints, such as situations with bats, rodents or insects, please contact a pest control service specializing in nuisance wildlife removal.

Cruelty to Animals

To report suspected animal abuse, please call the State Police at (518) 899-2225 or any law enforcement agency.

You can also visit https://www.aspca.org/ or call at (518) 798-3500.