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Bureau of Animal Control 

1 Journal Square Plaza
2nd Floor
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Tel:  (201) 547-4888
Fax:  (201) 656-9310

Paul Bellan-Boyer
Program Analyst, ACO/ACI
 

 

Description
The Division of Animal Control  provides a variety of services related to the well-being of animals Check our Responsible Pet Owners' Page Here!and residents who come in contact with them: 

  • Picking up stray or abandoned animals
  • Issuing dog licenses
  • Responding to animal nuisance/cruelty complaints
  • Picking up and disposing of dead animals

For after hours complaints or calls, please contact the Jersey City Police dispatcher at (201) 547-5477 to page Animal Control.


Lost Pet Page

Found a dog or cat? Check our Lost Pet Alert page here. If the page is empty, no one has been reported missing and we can Alice From Harsimus Cove Runs With Her Ballassume that all is well with the world!

Save on the Fee and Tag Fido for Three! New Dog Licensing Schedule Provides Options For The Frugal-Minded (And Busy) Pet Owner

The Division of Animal Control's new dog licensing fee schedule allows owners to purchase either the traditional one-year license or the new three-year license, which comes at a discount.

The new licensing calendar becomes effective on May 1, 2013 and will require dog owners to renew their pup's tags either once every year or every three years, depending on the licensing schedule they choose.

For more information on the new program, and the requirements and fees involved to license your dog, read more here. 


Uh-Oh. I Don't Believe She ATE THAT? 

It's happened to every pet owner. You come home from work or Would A Dog Like Me Eat Something Like That? You Bet I Would!wake up from a nap to find the fridge standing open and a shredded container of something or other sheepishly hidden in a corner or tucked away in the back of Fido's crate and your pup looking peaked. Will it poison Miss Kitty? Was Peeps the parakeet in on the act? What will raisins do to him?

Don't panic. Here's a  link and a number that will give you info FAST! NJ Poison Control for Pets - 1-800-222-1222. And remember to lock the fridge next time you go out.

Online Help Center Service Requests
Report animal cruelty 
Report constantly barking dogs
Report a dead animal
Report a stray or abandoned animal 
Get one or three year dog license information
Get free Rabies & Wellness Vaccination information 

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