608 Old White Lake Turnpike
Swan Lake, NY 12783
P.O. Box 300
White Lake, NY 12786
Henni Anker, Animal Control Officer
Cell Phone: (845) 798-2340
The Animal Control Officer (ACO) is in charge of all dog matters such as complaints, dog attacks or bites and lost and found. The ACO is an on-call position.
There is a pound that houses stray dogs. The pound is located at the Town Transfer Station on Old White Lake Turnpike in Swan Lake. Arrangements to release your pet must be made through the ACO. The ACO also handles adoptions of unwanted pets from our pound.
All dogs are required by law to be vaccinated against rabies and licensed. The Town Clerk’s office issues dog licenses upon satisfactory verification the dog has been vaccinated. Licenses are valid one year from the date of issuance. The Town Clerk's office has a rabies clinic in the spring and fall that runs about $6.00 per animal. Free rabies clinic are held four times a year that are sponsored by Sullivan County by Public Health Nursing for an updated schedule of the free clinics call (845) 513-2268.
The Town of Bethel does not regulate cats.