Contact Us

Animal Control Officer
Marion Ashmead
Phone: 732-721-5600 Ext.6300

Karen Chen
Phone: 732-721-5600 Ext.6300

Shelter Manager
Capt. Edward Jarusiewicz
Phone: 732-721-5600 Ext.3420

Animal Control

Animal Control Officers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are responsible for enforcing town ordinances pertaining to animals. This includes the investigation of animal welfare concerns and referral to a Humane Law Enforcement Officer when indicated.

Services Provided:

  • Picking up contained stray dogs. We normally do not pick up stray cats as many cats are indoor/outdoor owned cats. We will give them a few days to return home. Please never feed a stray cat.

  • Picking up injured/sick/stray domesticated animals (dogs & cats) and injured or sick wildlife.

  • Removing wildlife from living quarters (note: attics and walls are not considered living quarters and a local pest control company should be contacted.

  • Investigation of animal bites and quarantining animals involved in bites.

  • Animal nuisance complaint investigations and inquiries

  • Picking up deceased domestic animals (dogs/cats)

  • Investigation of welfare concerns and referral Humane Law Enforcement Officer when indicated.

  • Provide education and oversight about TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return)

We do not trap and remove healthy wildlife including snakes, possum, skunk, groundhogs, foxes, deer and healthy raccoons.