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The Animal Control Division was established in 1935 when there was a Dog Warden, but in 1991 it was renamed Animal Control due to the arrival of the rabies virus which had been steadily moving up the East Coast. The Animal Control Division enforces all state laws concerning animals, investigates roaming dogs, nuisance complaints, dog licensing, sick or injured animals, cruelty complaints, and rabies related complaints.

Dog Licenses
Connecticut was one of the first states to mandate that dogs be licensed, passing House Bill No. 230 on March 17, 1878.