Duties & Responsibilities
Michelle LaFleche Animal Control Officer
Jose Herrera/Assistant Animal Control Officer
350 Main Street
Webster, MA 01570
Phone: (508) 340-5189
The Health Department manages the Animal Control Program for the Town of Webster. The Animal Control Officer and the Assistant Animal Control Officer responds to lost pets and is responsible for investigating animal bites and working with local veterinarians to determine an appropriate quarantine procedure to monitor or rule out any possible exposures to the rabies virus.
West Nile Virus Precautions (WNV)
West Nile Virus is most commonly transmitted to humans by the bite of a mosquito infected with the virus. While WNV can infect people of all ages, people over the age of 50 are at a higher risk for the severe infection.
Individuals are still reminded to limit their exposure and to use personal protection whenever you must go outdoors particularly during peak hours. You are reminded to:
1. Schedule Outdoor Activity to Avoid Peak Mosquito Hours: The hours from dusk to dawn are peak mosquito biting times for many mosquitoes.
2. Clothing Can Help Reduce Mosquito Bites: When you are outdoors, wear a long sleeved shirt, long pants and socks whenever possible.
3. Apply Insect Repellent When You Go Outside: A wide variety of insect repellent products arePlease be sure to follow the label directions.