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Animal Control

Animal Control

Services Offered via Contract with Montgomery Township Animal Control.

Phone: 908-359-8211 ext. 247 

During the COVID 19 emergency:

Animal Control Operations will be limited to Life Safety response, and to resident coaching on how to handle non-emergent issues.

An emergency consists of:

  • Any animal that is a threat to public safety  (potentially rabid or aggressive)
  • Animal cruelty
  • Bats in house if there is possible exposure
  • Rabies vectors in the dwelling space of a house (e.g a raccoon in the kitchen but not if in attic)
  • Dogs at large that are being held by resident or police  where the owner cannot be located within 6 hours

Responses to 1) Injured wildlife that are not a threat to public safety, 2) stray dogs that are not aggressive, and 3) outdoor cats not showing signs of rabies will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis as to whether the ACO can safely respond.

Non-Emergency Messages can be left at the number above and will be answered the next business day.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday - 9am - 3:30pm

Saturday and Sunday - 9am - 2pm

Animal Control Officer Services:

  • Investigates dog and cat bites
  • Picks up stray dogs or cats held by residents
  • Investigates dangerous and threatening dog incidents
  • Investigates allegations of animal neglect or cruelty
  • 24/7 Emergency response for sick, potentially rabid, or threatening animals
  • Investigates complaints of dogs at large
  • Removes bats in house if possible exposure to persons or pets
  • Investigates animal nuisance complaints
  • Marking and notification for dead deer removal 
    (Note: this is for marking carcass only - not removal)


Montgomery Police: 908-359-3222