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Animal Control

WSC My Content Manager


317 Main Street, Suite 2000
East Rochester, New York 14445

              James Herko 



                  Sarah Feely
         Clerk to James Herko

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

After Hours & Weekends:
If you have an animal related emergency outside of our office hours, do not hesitate to call 9-1-1 immediately. They will dispatch our Animal Control Officer, who is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This includes all animal emergencies including lost or loose pets, sick or injured animals, and animal bites.

Wildlife Information

Wildlife in Our Town 

For most wildlife, we recommend that homeowners contact a wildlife rescue service that will pick-up (for a fee), and release the animal. 


You might have noticed an increase in the skunk population in our community. Please use the following tips to help discourage skunks from coming into your yard or property:

  • Keep your yard clear of trash and keep your garbage cans locked, secured, or stored in the garage if you have that option. 
  • Do not leave cat food outside and accessible. 
  • Do not leave bird seed outside and accessible. 
  • DO NOT water your lawn frequently. Watering the lawn makes all of the bugs and grubs that skunks eat more accessible to them, which will attract them to your yard. 
  • If you are having issues with skunks in your yard or digging holes, try soaking a rag in "Pine-Sol" or ammonia, place the soaked rags into the holes the skunks have burrowed in your yard. Skunks do not like these smells and will likely move on from the area.

East Rochester Missing Animals:

We will try to keep a list of of current Missing Animals, if we have recieved reports of these animals from the owner of the animals, who live in East Rochester. If you have spotted the animal in an area, please call us to give us any tips or whereabouts of the animals, or add an animal to the list here on the Towns website, please call Animal Control office: 585 - 381 - 4360

Wildlife: Food and shelter are the two primary necessities for all wildlife. To prevent unwanted visitors, please keep garage doors closed, your homes in good repair, and all refuse containers well secured.

Dog Licenses: All dogs must be licensed at the age of 4 months. You will need proof of a current rabies certificate. To obtain a license stop down to 317 Main Street, East Rochester, New York 14445, (585) 586-3553, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. As of 8-1-2008, the cost of Replacement Tags increased to $3.00.

A rabies vaccine must not expire prior to the start of the next licensing year. Meaning a license sent out at the end of March, due to expire April 30th, must have a rabies vaccine that is valid until at least May 1st.

Animal Control News

Freedom of Information Law Requests Form

To appeal your FOIL request, please send your appeal to the Appeals Officer, Mayor John R. Alfieri, at

All appeals must be received within 10 days of your receipt of the original response to your FOIL request.

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317 Main Street, Suite 2000
East Rochester, New York 14445

: (585) 586-3553 | : (585) 419-8282

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