Animal Control



The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office provides domestic animal control services for the Town of Bristol.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office strives to promote, preserve, and provide for the safety and security of all those who live, work and play here.  We do so by providing professional, efficient, and effective law enforcement, correctional, civil process, and court security services with dedication, honesty, integrity and compassion.

For stray and problem domestic animals contact Lincoln County Sheriff's Department at 207-563-3200Their services are free but are limited to stray dogs, etc.: they do not handle wild animals.

Visit the Official Lincoln County Sheriff's Website


The Town of Bristol does not offer wild animal control services.


There are two Licensed Animal Control Officers in the area who will undertake wild animal removal for a fee:

Mike Witte (Damariscotta), 207-563-2587 (home) or 207-592-9265 (cell).

Kensel Krah (Sheepscot), 207-586-6311 (home) or 207-380-6307 (cell).

Residents may also seek assistance from a Game Warden from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife: the number for the dispatcher (24 hours a day) is 1-800-452-4664. The Warden who covers Bristol is Joe Lefebre.

Deer or other animals found dead on State roads - notify Maine DoT at the Edgecomb location at 207-882-5512. On Town roads, notify Sean Hunter at 207-380-5285.

For marine animal strandings, the first point of contact should be the Marine Patrol Officer for the Bristol peninsula, Joel Tourtelotte at 207-441-2318. Citizens may also contact Marine Mammals of Maine, a non-profit group in Harpswell at 1-800-532-9551.

For injured wild birds, Avian Haven in Freedom, Maine is the closest rehabilitation center at 207-382-6761.