Animal Control

Animal Control and Animal Shelter services are provided through a contract with the Borough of Bloomingdale.

The Animal Control Officers (ACO) work to protect and preserve the well being of all animals, both domestic and wild and make public health and safety a priority as well.

Rabies Control


Rabies control is an important function that aims to protect the community and their pets. The ACO coordinates the annual Free Rabies Clinic held in the Borough of Pompton Lakes in the month of November - date and time will be announced on the Borough's website and PLTV Channel 77.

Other Duties


In addition, the ACO handles complaints and issues warnings/summonses for animal related violations. Animal Control will also remove and dispose of dead animals. Stray (domestic) animals are transported to the North Jersey Community Animal Shelter and/or a veterinarian facility. Animal Control is available 24/7, however, after hour calls are reserved for emergencies only.

Policy for Reporting Dead Birds


Passaic County Mosquito Control has announced the policy for reporting dead birds. Residents should contact their municipal health departments and/or animal control officers who are responsible for retrieving the dead bird, packaging it, and sending it to the State for West Nile Virus testing.

Animal Shelter


The North Jersey Community Animal Shelter (NJ CAS) is operated by Bloomingdale's Animal Control Department at the same Bloomingdale location, 23 Brandt Lane. To reclaim a pet or for adoptions, call the shelter directly 973-850-6767. To report cases of neglect or cruelty please call Animal Control.