Animal Control

Office of Animal Control
Part-Time Animal Control Officers:
Dave Brown (518)477-0908 - Leave Voice Mail (7 am to 3 pm) 
Anthony Pirrone (518)288-5061 - Leave Voice Mail (3 pm to 11 pm)

The Purpose and Philosophy of the Malta Animal Control Department is to promote and ensure public health and safety, to facilitate responsible pet ownership, humanely and responsibly care for the animals in our charge, provide prompt and courteous service to our customers and to provide education and positive enforcement efforts.

Licensing your Dog
New York State Law requires that all dogs 4 months of age or older that reside in the state for more than 30 days must be licensed, within the municipality in which they currently live, annually. Proof of current rabies immunization records are required to be presented at the time of licensing or when renewing an existing license. A spay or neuter certificate will reduce the fee. A silver tag with an identification number will be issued at the time of licensing. This tag, as well as the rabies tag, must be worn on your dog’s collar at all times. It is also recommended that a personal ID tag with a phone number also be worn for easy identification should your animal be lost.

You may obtain your dog license in the Town Clerk’s Office in person or by mail at: 
 2540 Route 9
Malta, NY 12020
(518) 899-2552

Please make checks payable to Malta Town Clerk.

$10.00 for spayed or neutered dogs-annual update
$18.00 for unaltered dogs-annual update
$20.00 late fee for any 30 day late annual update ( As of June 1st, 2019)
$25.00 if issued a warning for an unlicensed dog


Lost & Found Pets
If you have lost or found a pet, please contact Malta Animal Control at 518-288-5061 or 518-477-0908

Saratoga County Animal Shelter
All animals transported by Malta Animal Control are brought to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter located at:
6010 County Farm Rd.
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
(518) 885-4113

The shelter is open Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and is closed Sundays and holidays. The shelter also sponsors rabies vaccination clinics several times each year and posts pictures of animals available for adoption.

Animal Bites & Rabies
Our office is responsible for investigating bite cases and enforcing quarantine regulations according to public health law. In the case of a dog bite take action:
  • If a dog poses an immediate danger to you or others call 911
  • Always get the owner’s contact information: name, address and number
  • If the dog is unknown, get information for any person that may be able to identify the dog
  • Wash the bite wound with soap and water.
  • Seek attention from your medical provider to determine care based on your situation
  • Report the Bite to the Office of Animal Control
In the case of a human bitten by a dog, a state mandated quarantine of the dog for 10 days, supervised by Animal Control and the Department of Public Health, will be performed.

Wildlife Health & Nuisance Wildlife Complaints
For any wildlife animal concerns please contact your local DEC Regional Wildlife Office at (518) 897-1326 or contact a wildlife rehabilitator near you. If you need help during weekends or off hours, please contact the Environmental Conservation Officers dispatch line at 1-877-457-5680.

For any nuisance wildlife complaints, such as situations with bats, rodents or insects, please contact a pest control service specializing in nuisance wildlife removal.

Cruelty to Animals
To report suspected animal abuse, please call the State Police at (518) 899-2225 or any law enforcement agency.

You can also visit the ASPCA Website or call at (518) 798-3500.