Animal Control Office

Animal Control Division provides animal control related services and operates the Woodbridge Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center.

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, NJ 07077

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 a variety of animals almost daily. Please see the Woodbridge Animal Shelter and Adoption Center page or view us on Petfinder for more information on our Shelter and animals.

Animal Control Services & Programs


Animal Control Services are provided 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
  • Animal Nuisance Complaints
  • Control of Running-at-Large animals
  • Cruelty to Animals Complaint Investigation
  • Enforce pet licensing ordinances
  • Investigation of Animal Bites
  • Maintenance of all records relative to Animal control
  • Manage Animal Adoption clinics
  • Micro-chipping Clinics
  • Picking up of injured/dead animals
  • Picking up of stray animals
  • Provide residents with traps / Picking up of trapped animals from residents
  • Quarantining and Releasing of Animals involved in bites
  • Rabies Clinic
  • Rabies Control
  • Redemption of stray animals
  • Respond to all inquiries from residents regarding animal control
  • Transportation of sick animals to animal hospital
  • Trapping of animals
 

Finding Injured or Young Wildlife


If you see injured or abandoned baby animals, do not touch them. Please see the New Jersey Fish and Wildlife website.

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 501(c)(3) organization that assists residents with trapping and neutering stray cats. Contact: Whiskers Rescue at their email.