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Montclair Township

Animal Shelter

Montclair Township Animal Shelter logoMontclair Township Animal Control/Montclair Animal Shelter
The Township of Montclair Animal Shelter-Animal Control and Humane Law Enforcement Department is committed to providing assistance to the residents and animals of Montclair. Our goals are education, enforcement, rescue and rehabilitation.

Nicole Dawson
Montclair Animal Shelter
77 Willow Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042

Phone: 973-744-8600

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For animal control issues please call the following numbers during hours indicated:

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. call the Montclair Animal Shelter: 973-744-8600

For emergencies, weekends, holidays and after office hours call the Police Department: 973-744-1234

Public Hours:
Monday: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Also available by appointment during non-public hours. Please Call 973-744-8600.

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Montclair Animal Shelter Seeks Donations for Injured Terrier's Surgery PDF Print E-mail

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Bella, the little terrier who urgently need surgeryMontclair Township Animal Shelter interim director Nikki Dawson, responded to a call last Tuesday for a dog that had been hit by a car. What Nikki found was an adorable little terrier, Bella, with a shattered pelvis.

Bella urgently needs surgery which veterinarians estimate will cost $3,500. She is a strong dog and is valiantly fighting to survive.

Please help Bella today by donating towards the cost of her surgery. With your contribution, she can get the medical care she needs to help her heal. Visit to make your donation.

For more information, please call 973-744-8600.

Thank you for your support.

Montclair Animal Shelter News PDF Print E-mail

Shelter pooch and volunteer at the Montclair Farmers' MarketMonday, June 1, 2015

Pooches Go to Market!
It’s June and that means the Farmer’s Market is back in full swing on Walnut Street with its season opening Saturday, June 6. The Montclair Township Animal Shelter will be at the market again this year from 10:00 a.m. with some wonderful dogs for you to meet. Or stop by the Shelter before or after you shop and meet all of our loving animals available for adoption.

Volunteer Orientations
Volunteer orientations are scheduled for Saturday, June 6 at 11:00 a.m. and Tuesday, June 9 at 6:30 p.m. Orientations will take place at the Shelter, 77 North Willow Street. No registration required.

Pick up an application in at the Shelter or download a volunteer application from the town website.

Yes, they really do save kitties in distress PDF Print E-mail

a happy rescued kittyThursday, May 22, 2015

Members of the Montclair Fire and Police departments responded to a call on Tuesday to save a kitten in distress. The kitten was discovered trapped in the wheel well of a car parked in Mount Hebron Cemetery by the vehicle's owner. Shelter Animal Control Officer Qa Jackson notified the two departments and officers and firefighters were on the scene in minutes to save the little feline, who was later taken to the township animal shelter to be cared for.

MFD, MPD members on the scene to save a kitten

What You Should Know if You See or Encounter a Coyote PDF Print E-mail

coyote Originally posted Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Updated Thursday, June 11, 2015

A number of coyote sightings have been reported in this part of the state. The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife provides important information about avoiding conflict situations with coyotes.

Coyotes play an important role in the ecosystem, helping to keep rodent populations under control. They are by nature wary of humans. However, coyote behavior changes if given access to human food and garbage. They lose caution and fear. They may cause property damage and threaten human safety, requiring euthanasia. Relocating a problem coyote is not an option because it only moves the problem to someone else's neighborhood.


If you observe coyotes in the daytime that show no fear of humans or if a coyote attacks a person, immediately contact the Montclair Police Department (973-744-1234) and the Division of Fish and Wildlife (908-735-8793); outside of normal business hours call the DEP Hotline at 877-WARN-DEP.

Hot Weather Tips for Keeping Your Pets Safe PDF Print E-mail

Cinnamon the happy dogTuesday, May 12, 2015

Now that warm weather is here, we can all enjoy spending time together indoors and out. Keep in mind there are a few things you should know to make your home safe for your pets. A few basic principles can guide good judgment.

Your pets' resting temperature is higher than yours (100-102.5F) and pets do not have the ability to cool themselves by sweating over most of their bodies, making it harder to tolerate the hotter temperatures.

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