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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.

Check us out on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/MontclairAnimalShelter.



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.

COYOTE PRECAUTIONS

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.

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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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Animal Shelter Volunteers & Staff Step Up Adoption Efforts PDF Print E-mail

Nancy Willis with Tiger the dogFriday, November 7, 2014

The Montclair Township Animal Shelter has seen some remarkable progress in pet adoption numbers during last several weeks. Volunteers rallied behind adoption events, dog-walking, pet socialization, and other efforts to help shelter animals, so that they may ultimately find their forever homes.

Shelter volunteer and Montclair local Nancy Willis spearheaded a major adoption campaign for dogs. She organized weekly outings to the Montclair Farmers’ Market with volunteers and shelter dogs so that the animals could be more visible and be able to interact with the public.

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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

 
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