Search & Rescue/ACO/Special Species (SARACOSS)

Search and Rescue team members will search for and rescue missing, abandoned, hurt and/or stranded animals. The team will document rescues to facilitate reuniting animals with their owners. Members must have animal handling skills.

Animal Control Officers will assist the Search and Rescue team members as well as the Shelter Operations team. ACOs will document abandoned, hurt and deceased animals. ACOs and will monitor available shelter space. Members must be current Animal Control Officers in the State of Massachusetts. The Special Species team works with the Veterinary Services team to care for nontraditional pets, livestock, research animals and wildlife.

Only members of the SARACOSS team have permission to access this page.