Animal Control Officers continue to serve the community during CoVid-19 as essential workers. Animal Control is often working remotely so leave a message and call will be returned. All calls are being monitored and handled on a case by case basis. Some of these calls are considered emergent. Animal Control Officers are committed to public safety as it pertains to humans/animals, rabies control and aggressive animals. All animal bites are thoroughly addressed. Animal Control Officers are still responding to calls for stray dogs as well. We are asking all pet owners to keep current identification on your pets’ collar (even if written w marker - your name address and cell phone number) to assist in a fast reunification, thus keeping everyone’s potential exposures to a minimum.
The North Jersey Community Animal Shelter staff continues to care for the animals, however, remains closed to the public. Therefore, if your pet is picked up stray you will need to call the shelter at 973 850-6767 and leave a message to make an appointment to reclaim your pet. All reclaim paperwork etc. will be conducted outdoors. Any One person coming to the shelter is asked to wear a mask and gloves.
For reclaim you will need:
-proof of ownership (license, vet paperwork, documentation w your info and pets’ info.)
- personal identification
- Reclaim fee is as follows: (fee ordinance 5-14)- exact amount in cash or check
$30. Pick up fee w $5. Additional per day
$50 for second offense w $5. Additional per day and $75 for third offense and every time thereafter w $5. Additional per day
All dogs and cats over 6 months of age are required by law to be licensed. Licenses can be purchased through the mail provided you include proof of rabies and applicable licensing fee. Pet license applications available on website.
Due to CoVid-19 the shelter is not accepting donations currently.
Be well and be sure to visit the shelter once we all get through this pandemic.