Animal Control

Animal control services are provided by Animal Control Solutions, covering some of the following services:

  • Pickup of stray domestic animals
  • Pick up of dead wildlife in roadway*
  • Enforcement of animal humane regulations
  • Assistance with animal census and enforcement of state and local licensing and animal ordinances

 *Please see Resources for complete list of contracted services


Dog and cat bites are required by law to be reported to the local health department 908-322-6700 ext. 306


An annual free Rabies vaccination clinic is held each year in the spring and fall; please check the website periodically for dates. You can take your pet to any town in Union County for this service.


If you have to report any of the above, please call 908-322-6700 ext. 306


After 4 p.m. or during weekends, call 908-310-1452.

Trapping of Wildlife

Residents should be aware that trapping healthy wildlife is regulated by the New Jersey Department of Fish and Game and either a trapper's permit or a depredation permit is required under State Law.  Under these regulations the loaning of traps to residents is prohibited.  Residents may contact the New Jersey Fish and Game nuisance animal relocation hotline at 908-735-8793 or a private wildlife removal company for further assistance.  A list of permit requirements and regulations can be found below.  


Dog License Renewal Application - 2017
2017 Dog License Renewal.PDF
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Contracted Services


Dogs running at large, pick up on confined stray dogs, dangerous dogs involved in a bite

Nuisance stray cat issues, pick up of injured cats, bite cases



Injured/Sick wildlife (excluding deer)
Orphaned wildlife
Wildlife bites involving domestic animals and humans
Wildlife in the living space of home/business
Dead wildlife pick up in roadways


Animal Cruelty

Report animal cruelty to the NJSPCA at 1-800-582-5979. Contact our office if an immediate response is needed



At large, injured


Reclaiming Pet

Contact our office for info on which vet your dog/cat has been taken to (Proof of ownership & rabies shot required by law before release of animal)

Non-Contract Services (Fee Applies)

Pet Surrender/Adoption
Visit our non-profit rescue,


Nuisance Wildlife Removal

Wildlife in attics or outer-buildings, Dead Wildlife Pick Up on private property

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