Animal Commission

Authority: 
Chapter 2.82 of the Cambridge Municipal Code.

Purpose: 
Facilitate and promote programs affecting animal control in the City.

Membership: 
7 members (Permanent members - Commissioner of Police and Commissioner of Health and Hospitals). Remaining 5 members shall have demonstrated ability in the animal welfare field with related experience in any of the following: public information programs, animal shelter operations, spaying and neutering programs, affiliations with national and local animal protection societies and knowledge of animal health care and diseases)

Term: 
Members to be appointed initially by the City Manager for the following terms: One member shall serve for a one-year term; Two members shall serve for a two-year term; Two members shall serve for a three-year term.  After the initial terms, all Commissioners shall be appointed for a term of three years.

City Dept.: 
Animal Commission, 617-349-4376

Visiting City Hall

Cambridge City Hall

795 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA, 02139
Ph: 617-349-4000
TTY: 617-349-4242

Hours of Service

Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm

City Department Directory

Richard C. Rossi
City Manager

Lisa C. Peterson
Deputy City Manager