All animal calls for the towns of Brookfield and Wakefield are handled by either the Part-Time Animal Control Officer (ACO) or a Patrol Officer. When the ACO is not on duty, all animal calls will be handled by the Patrol Division.
The Wakefield Police Department is equipped with an outdoor animal kennel that is temperature controlled to accommodate the temporary housing of dogs, cats, and other small animals. The kennel also has an outdoor fenced run. While awaiting their owner's arrival for pick-up, each animal is fed, watered and exercised each day. Each domestic animal that is located and stored in the kennel will have a photograph, description, and a geographic area in which they were located posted to the Department's Facebook page. Animals taken in are also scanned for microchip. If you recognize an animal that is being stored in our kennel, please contact the Wakefield Police Department during business hours Monday-Friday 8am-4pm at 603-522-3232 or after hours at the Carroll County Sheriff's Dispatch at 603-539-2284.
The Wakefield Police Department also utilizes the Town of Wakefield contract with the Lakes Region Humane Society for the care and housing of stray, unwanted, abused, and neglected small animals such as dogs and cats. Animals taken into the Wakefield Police Department kennel that are unclaimed after 72 hours are taken to the Humane Society for further housing, attempt to find their home, and adoption if necessary. The Wakefield Police Department has 24/7 access to the Lakes Region Humane Society facility to drop off such animals. This service applies to animals located in Wakefield or animals registered in Wakefield, it does not include Brookfield animals. The Lakes Region Humane Society staff handles further care of the animals, attempts to find their home, collecting kennel/dog at large fees and adoption if necessary. The Lakes Region Humane Society is located at 11 Old Route 28 in Ossipee NH, phone number 603-539-1077. Their website is: https://lrhs.net/
The Wakefield Police Department charges a $15.00 kennel fee for all animals brought to the kennel by an Officer or brought by a 3rd party. For each additional day your pet is stored at our kennel, an additional $10.00 kennel fee is incurred. Payments must be paid in full prior to a pet being released from the facility.
Please contact the Animal Control Officer for questions regarding fines and payments.
All wild animal calls for service are handled by The New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game at 603-271-3361.