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Montclair Township

Animal Shelter

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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

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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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Brother and Sister Pitties Find their Forever Home Together PDF Print E-mail

Tony and Tina with their adoptive parentsTiger (now Tony), a friendly pittie at the Montclair Animal Shleter, went home with his sister Tina and their new parents. The pitties' parents adopted Tina several weeks ago after meeting her at a Shelter's Farmers' Market adoption event organized by Shelter volunteer Nancy Willis. They returned for Tony last weekend.

The couple took Tina home first to make sure she was housebroken before adopting another dog.

"It’s a challenge getting just one dog adjusted, two happy and energetic pitties would be more than a handful," said willis.

The adoptive parents came back a few weeks later to spend time with Tony and took him home too!

"A single dog being adopted from the Shelter is reason to celebrate," said Willis. "Keeping sibling dogs together with one family is fantastic beyond words."

Tina and Tony’s parents live in New Jersey and they have a summer home on Lake Champlain so Tony and Tina will be boating with them in the summers and swimming in the lake.

Shelter Dogs Bonnie and Olga Find Forever Homes PDF Print E-mail

Friday, September 5, 2014

Bonnie adoptedBonnie and Olga, two canine cuties at the Montclair Animal Shelter, have found forever homes, thanks to the tremendous efforts of shelter volunteers who host adoption events at the Walnut Street Farmers’ Market.

Bonnie, a 5-year-old Beagle was a stray who was picked up by one of the Montclair Animal Shelter’s Animal Control Officers in July. Her new family spotted her having her photo taken during at the Farmers’ Market last month. They fell in love with Bonnie – now named Penny -- and she with them.

Adopting a Pet from the Animal Shelter PDF Print E-mail

After you fall in love with an orphaned pet there is an application process that takes 24-48 hours. You will be asked for three personal references, your veterinarian’s name and phone number and proof of residence.

The application also includes various other questions about your lifestyle and what you are looking for in a companion animal. The Montclair Animal Shelter's mission is to ensure that prospective adopters are matched with the right animal for their lifestyle. If the potential adopter has questions our knowledgeable staff will help educate them on pet ownership

Summer Pet Tips PDF Print E-mail

Cinnamon the happy dogThursday, May 29, 2014

Now that summer 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.

Everything You Wanted to Know about Wildlife but Were Afraid to Ask PDF Print E-mail

photo baby opossumA message from Montclair Animal Shelter regarding wildlife:

It’s that time of year again at the Montclair Township Animal Shelter when we receive lots of phone calls and email messages about wildlife. Everything is starting to stir in nature. The days are a little longer, the animals are a bit friskier, and the temperature is a bit warmer.

In a highly developed and bustling area such as ours, interactions and close encounters with wildlife are becoming more and more commonplace. Habitat is being destroyed for the sake of expansion and growth and we are almost literally painting wildlife into a corner. When their natural habitat is removed wild animals are forced to find creative alternative living and dining arrangements… such as your house and your trash cans.

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