Dog Control


How to Reclaim Your Pet

Our goal is to reunite you with your lost family member as quickly as possible, for as little cost as possible, so call the NORTH SYRACUSE POLICE 458-5670 AS SOON AS YOU DISCOVER YOUR DOG IS MISSING.

Jessica Fowler is the Village Dog Control Officer.  She does her best to reunite a lost or escaped animal with their family, but she needs YOUR help.

ALL DOGS in the Village of North Syracuse must be licensed with the town in which they live, and must be immunized.  The Village also has a leash law, regardless of how well trained your dog is “off leash”.

Town of Clay (315) 652-3800
Town of Cicero (315) 699-8109.

If a stray is found, or a “complaint” is called in to the Village Police, she goes to the area of the complaint to pick up the dog. If the dog has no identification she has a CHIP Reader that scans the animal to see if owner information can be retrieved from a chip. She will also attempt to see if anyone in the neighborhood knows who owns the dog.

When the owner cannot be contacted to retrieve the animal, OR if the animal is habitually loose, or perceived to be an aggressive/dangerous animal, they are taken to the CNYSPCA (454-3469) to be housed, fed, watered, and observed until the owner claims them.

To Reclaim Your Pet:

In order to reclaim your animal, you must contact the Village Clerk and provide avalid dog license, proof of immunizations, and a $150 fee to pay the SPCA for care and shelter.  The Village is under contract with the CNYSPCA to collect and pay 100% of the fee directly to the shelter. ALSO if your dog does not have the required immunizations, they will be administered at the CNYSPCA and you are responsible to pay for them in addition to the aforementioned fee. The Village of North Syracuse does not receive any part of the fee charged, nor do they have any discretion to waive the fee.

If you reclaim your animal within 48 hours, AND it is the first time they have been loose, the Village Clerk will work with the SPCA, on your behalf, in an effort to reduce their fee. We realize that most pet owners are responsible people who, by no fault of their own, find themselves in a situation where their dog gets loose, so we like to look at each case on an individual basis.

REMEMBER,  if more than 48 hours has passed before you reclaim your pet, the Village Clerk cannot do anything about the SPCA fee of $150.



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Join us for the 10th Annual Family Festival on May 23rd at Lonergan Park. See the calendar for more info.

A Driver's Safety Course is being offered on 5/19 & 5/20 at the community center. Call 458-8050 for details & to register.

Adult Pick-Up Basketball Program to be held at Allen Road School Gym on Monday evenings through May 18th from 6:30 -9pm. Contact the Parks Office for further info at 458-8050.

Yoga classes are held on Wednesdays at 4pm & 5:30 pm at the Community Center. Register through the Parks Office.

New members are invited to join the North Syracuse Community Chorus. Weekly rehearsals are held at the Community Center on Tuesdays at 6:30pm.

Upcoming Events

  • April 20, 2015 – Justice Court Session
    6:00 pm, Court Session
  • April 20, 2015 – Adult Basketball Program
    6:30 pm, Basketball
  • April 23, 2015 – Village Board Meeting
    4:30 pm, Board Meetings
  • April 24, 2015 – Arbor Day
    11:30 am, Community
  • April 25, 2015 – Earth Day Clean Up
    9:00 am, Community

Local Weather

Monday 04/20 100%
Rain. Lows overnight in the mid 40s.
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Tuesday 04/21 60%
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Cloudy with light rain developing later in the day. Thunder possible. High 56F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
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Wednesday 04/22 60%
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Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional showers in the afternoon. High 51F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.