John Abate

Animal Control Officer

Phone: 973-875-9390

After Hours: 973-383-1514


Shelter Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday -Saturday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Animal Control Officer enforces all local and state regulations regarding the animal population. It is also responsible for the enforcement of the animal ordinances, the capture of sick and rabid animals and domestic animals in distress.


The Animal Control Officer is on call 24 hours a day. He may be contacted by using the after hours number above. The Animal Control Officer will also come out if a bat is found in the sleeping area of your residence.


If you have a complaint about a bear in or around your neighborhood, please call