The Town of Ulster Dog Control Officer:
Investigates dog complaints
Takes action when necessary
Maintains the Town of Ulster Pound for stray and lost dogs
To submit a Town of Ulster Dog Complaint Form, scroll down to "Forms" below.
To view the Town of Ulster Animal Control Law scroll down to "Documents" below.
New York State Law requires that all dogs four months of age and older be licensed and wear tags. Licenses can be purchased at the Town of Ulster Town Clerk's Office with a valid rabies vaccination certificate.
Cost of a dog license is $6.00 for a spayed/neutered animal(proof required); $16.00 for a non-spayed/un-neutered animal. Unlicensed dogs can be adopted from the Town Pound after ten days if not redeemed and licensed by the owner.
The Town of Ulster runs a no kill shelter. Dogs are humanly euthanized only if they are vicious or chronically ill.
To redeem a dog from the shelter the owner must pay a fee:
Impoundment: $100.00 flat fee plus $10.00 per day
Dog captured while running at large & returned to the identifiable dog owner: $50.00 civil penalty
From time to time the Town of Ulster hosts rabies vaccination clinics. Please check the Town of Ulster Home Page for announced events.
Animal Cruelty: Issues pertaining to animal cruelty, including inappropriate shelter, are handled by the Ulster County SPCA. You may contact them directly to report an animal cruelty issue.
Ulster County SPCA: (845) 331-5377
Wildlife Problems: The Town is unable to handle wildlife problems, such as bats, bear, deer, skunks, etc. Questions concerning animal control related questions can be directed to the DEC at (845) 256-3000. DEC hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM