Animal Control

Licensing, control, and protection of animals.

About Animal Control

Animal Control is responsible for a variety of services as they relate to the licensing, control and protection of animals in the Township. Activities Handled by Animal Control:

  • Issues dog licenses. (Dog license renewal period begins in January of each year.)
  • Issues cat licenses. (Cat license renewal period begins in April of each year.)
  • Provides two free rabies clinics per year for both dogs and cats.
  • Responds to animal related complaints.
  • Investigating animal bites.
  • Rabies control (laboratory testing, quarantines, education).
  • Licensing and inspecting pet shops and kennels.
  • Enforcing state and local codes/regulations.
  • Patrolling and impounding stray cats and dogs.
  • Performing dead animal removal.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Frank Nelson Animal Control Officer / Animal Cruelty Investigator (973) 691-0900 ext. 7334