Animal Control Division provides animal control related services and operates the Woodbridge Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption
Note: 2013 Rabies Clinic on May 13th and 15th at the Health Center from 6pm until 8pm
Micro-Chipping at the Health Center on May 22th from 6pm until 8pm
Animal Control Supervisor, Heather Campione
2 George Frederick Plaza, Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Please call: 732-855-0600, Ext. 5007 for the Animal Shelter and Animal Control Complaints
Woodbridge Animal Shelter And Pet Adoption Center:
If you are interested in adopting a cat or dog please visit the Shelter located at 195 Woodbridge Avenue, Sewaren. Our dedicated staff will help you find a pet that best matches your wants and needs. Because we are an Animal Shelter, we bring in and adopt avariety of animals almost daily. Please see the Woodbridge Animal Shelter and Adoption Center Web page or View us on Petfinder.com for more information on our Shelter and animals.
For information regarding adoptable pets and our Animal Shelter...CLICK HERE!
Woodbridge Animal Control Services And Programs
* Animal Nuisance Complaints
* Investigation of Animal Bites
* Quarantining and Releasing of Animals involved in bites
* Picking up of injured/dead animals
* Trapping of animals
* Provide residents with traps/ Picking up of trapped animals from residents
* Micro-chipping Clinics (link)
* Enforce pet licensing ordinances (link)
* Rabies Control
* Rabies Clinic (link)
* Cruelty to Animals Complaint Investigation
* Picking up of stray animals
* Transportation of sick animals to animal hospital
* Redemption of stray animals
* Control of Running-at-Large animals
* Maintenance of all records relative to Animal control
* Manage Animal Adoption clinics
* Respond to all inquiries from residents regarding animal control
* Animal Control Services are provided 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
Finding Injured or Young Wildlife:
If you see injured or abandoned baby animals, do not touch them. Please see the following link to New Jersey Fish and Wildlife.
For more information regarding found wildlife you may contact the Division of Fish and Wildlife at (609) 292-2965.
Pet Abandonment is Illegal:
Dog abandonment can lead to the pet’s injury or death from motor vehicles or other animals. It also endangers the public and other pets in the form of animal bits and vehicle accidents.
Cat abandonment is cruel and can lead to the establishment of feral cat colonies. When abandoned, a domestic cat becomes feral (wild) and must hunt and kill for food. If you are feeding stray cats in your backyard or place of business, we ask that you trap them and have them neutered before they reproduce.
If you are a resident and are unable to keep your pet please call the Woodbridge Animal Shelter for information and assistance at 732-855-0600, ext. 5007.
To help reduce the stray cat population, the Woodbridge Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center has partnered with Whiskers Rescue, a local 501c3 organization that assists residents with trapping and neutering stray cats. Contact: Whiskers Rescue at: email@example.com
Animal Trapping In Woodbridge:
Residents interested in obtaining a Township trap or removing a trapped animal should contact animal control at 732-855-0600 ext 5007.
The procedure is as follows:
• Call Woodbridge Township Animal Control during normal Business Hours: Monday-Saturday from 8:30am – 4:30pm at (732) 855-0600, Ext. 5007. This is the extension at the Health Dept. that fields calls for Animal Control. Request a trap or request the removal of a trapped animal (only during normal business hours).
• There is no charge, however a copy of your driver’s license will be made by animal control and held on file until its return.
• There is a high demand for traps so each resident is limited to 5 business days each time a trap is borrowed.
• Traps must be disabled at 4 pm and reset the following morning (unless authorized by animal control to set it for other times)
• If you are trapping skunks we request that the trap be covered before you set it (this prevents the skunk from spraying when the trap is removed
• If you have your own trap, please call animal control before you begin trapping
• Do not leave animals in traps for more than two hours
• If trapping in inclement weather or extreme heat, traps must be shaded from the sun, and covered if it is raining. Trapping prohibited December 15 thru March 31st unless preapproved by Animal Control staff.
• Any trap picked up after 4:30 pm will result in a $25.00 charge. There are no pick-ups on Sundays or Holidays.
At this time of year, wildlife is extremely active and can become a nuisance. Animal Control has a LIMITED amount of traps to lend out to residents. There are certain guidelines that need to be followed for the sake of the animal that is being trapped as well as the ability for our personnel to respond in a timely manner. Also bear in mind that often the demand is greater than the supply, so a trap may not always be readily available.
Pet Licensing In Woodbridge:
Pet licensing is administered by the Health Department at 2 George Frederick Plaza, Woodbridge. Please call 732-855-0600 ext. 5004 for more information.
Woodbridge licenses both cats and Dogs.
It is important to license your pet. Licensing your pet ensures that your pet has a current rabies vaccination and provides peace of mind that other pets in the community are also protected against this fatal disease. When licensing your pet you are provided a sturdy metal tag to attach to your pets collar. This tag, when placed on the collar, will provide quick identification of your pet and ensure its quick return to your family if it ever happens to get lost.
Important information for pet licenses…
• All pets must have a current rabies vaccine in order to be licensed.
• Dog licensing begins January 1 of each year.
• Cat licensing begins September 1 of each year
• To license in person please visit the Woodbridge Health center at 2 George Frederick Plaza, Woodbridge, NJ.
• To license by mail, send completed license form and payment by check to: Woodbridge Health Department, Animal License Division, 2 George Frederick Plaza, Woodbridge, NJ 07095.
• License questions: Please call the Woodbridge Health Department at 732-855-0600, Ext. 5004.
• There is a discount if you pet is Spay/neutered. Must show proof.
• There is a discount if you are over 65 years of age
For information on Dog licensing …. CLICK HERE
For Information on Cat Licensing… CLICK HERE
To a print a license form….CLICK HERE
The Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center is taking in more cats that ever before. It's has become more important then ever that cat owners license their pets before they reach seven months of age. A license tag properly attached to your pet’s collar can readily identify the pet as yours and get your pet home safely and quickly. All cats must have a current rabies vaccination to be licensed, which protects your cat, as well as other animals and people, from acquiring this potentially fatal disease. If your cat is spayed or neutered, it will cost less to license ($12.00 spayed/$22.00 non spayed). Cats that are spayed will generally be calmer and roam less and, of course, will not add to the current over population of cats. If your cat is not licensed, please call the Woodbridge Health Department at 732-855-0600, Ext. 5004 for more information or log-on to the Township Web Page at www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us.