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Animal Control / Licensing

Phone: (973) 764-7751
After Hours: (973) 764-6155
FAX: (973) 764-7078

Montague Township has a Shared Service Agreement with Vernon Township for the Animal Control Officer. Lost and stray animals can be reported to the number above.

Dead animals in the road should be reported to the Municipal Building at 973-293-7300.

Animal Shelter

Are you looking for a new furry friend? The Vernon Township Animal Shelter is a great place to find one! Pets available for adoption may be seen at the shelter or previewed online at


Vernon Township Animal Control and the animal shelter operate out of the same free-standing building off Church Street, adjacent to both the recycling center and the DPW complex.  Click here for the Vernon Township Animal Control Facebook page

Shelter Public Hours
  • Monday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday through Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon


The animal shelter accepts and welcomes donations of items for the animals such as cat food (wet and dry), dog food (wet and dry), kitty litter and towels, blankets, or sheets. All donations can be dropped off directly at the Vernon Township Animal Shelter. Thank you!

Animal Cruelty Information

Dog Licenses

Lynda Familant
(973) 293-7300

Dog Licenses are due every January. Owners of a dog found to be unlicensed after March 31 shall be required to pay a late fee of $5.00 per month until a license is obtained. Proof of rabies vaccination and whether the dog is spayed or neutered are required to be provided each year in order to obtain a license. The rabies vaccination must be good through November 1.  

Licenses can be obtained by mail by providing the following:

  1. Appropriate fee
  2. Stamped, self-addressed envelope
  3. Proof of rabies vaccination (Must be good through November 1st)
  4. Proof of spay/neuter
  5. Completed Form (click here for form)

Mail to:
Dog License
Montague Township
277 Clove Road
Montague, NJ  07827