Animal Shelter

kitten on blanket The Montclair Township Animal Shelter (MTAS) is committed to providing assistance to the residents and animals of Montclair and our contracting communities.  Our goals include education, enforcement of state and local animal control regulations, animal rescue and rehabilitation, and matching our homeless cats and dogs with responsible and loving families.

MTAS has NJ State certified Animal Control Officers and Animal Cruelty investigators.  They respond to calls regarding animals who are lost or injured and are on call 24 hours a day to respond to companion animal emergencies.

For more information, please contact MTAS at 973-744-8600.

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: daily 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

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

Our mission:

  • To care for and protect abandoned, abused, neglected and unwanted animals in our community.
  • To promote animal welfare and owner responsibility through programs, education and services that mutually benefits animals and people.
  • To place adoptable animals in permanent homes.
  • To increase the adoptability of animals through behavior modification, training, socialization and environmental enrichment so that they stay in their adoptive homes.