Animal Control

To Report a Deer Carcass Please call the Cedar Grove police Desk at (973) 239-1410 x250

Having problems with Wildlife on your property?

Try these nontoxic and safe for animal recipes for Wildlife Repellents

Repellent #1

  • 1 Gallon Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Lbs. Moth Flakes

Heat Vinegar in large pot until just boiling.
Gradually add moth flakes till all dissolved.
While mixture is still warm, use watering can to sprinkle a 1″ square area where needed or a 1″ line at the perimeter of your property.
Repeat after 3 days. This application should work for a year.

Repellent #2

  • 1 Whole Spanish onion
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper
  • 1 Tbs Cayenne Pepper

Chop onion and pepper.
Mix together and boil 2 quarts of water for 20 minutes.
Let cool, then strain into a container.
Using a garden sprayer, spray over any outdoor area where animals are being a nuisance.

Process may have to be repeated for a period of 2 weeks to assure success.

Don’t Feed the Wildlife! Here’s Why

Should I call Animal Control?

Stray dog at large YES Call police desk ext 250
Injured or deceased dog or cat YES Call police desk ext 250
Injured immobile wildlife YES Call police desk ext 250
Deceased wildlife NO Call Health Dept ext 224
Stray/ feral cats / kittens (no collar) NO Do not trap cats or kittens prior to making arrangements with a shelter or adoption service. Animal Control will not pick up trapped cats
Healthy wildlife roaming NO Health Wildlife are free to roam the Township, and protected by NJDF&W regulations
Wild life in “living area” of home YES Call police desk ext 250
Wild life in attics, crawl spaces, garages, sheds, under porches or decks or basements not directly accessible to the living space. NO DO NOT trap wild animals. Animal Control will not pick up trapped wildlife. Call a private pest control company for nuisance wildlife removal.
Bats in “living area” of home YES DO NOT release the bat, Call police desk ext 250. Allow Animal Control to trap the bat which must be sent for testing for rabies.
Bats in attics, crawl spaces, garages, sheds, under porches or decks or basements not directly accessible to the living space NO DO NOT try to trap or capture the bats yourself. Call a private pest control company for nuisance wildlife

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Local Shelters

Shelter Information Hours of Operation
Wayne Animal Shelter
201 Pompton Plains Crossroads
(Jackson Ave Extension)
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 6694-0767
Tuesdays: 6PM – 8PM
Thursdays: 6PM – 8PM
Saturdays: 12PM – 3PM
Montclair Animal Shelter
77 Willow Street
Montclair, New Jersey 07042
(973) 744-8600
Tuesday: 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

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