Stray Animals

Animals come to us from the Animal Control Officers (ACO) who pick them up in the cities that contract with our facility. Citizens finding stray animals are directed to contact their local ACO to have the animal picked up and taken to the appropriate holding facility. If you do not know who your ACO is contact your local police department or municipal building and ask them. We cannot take strays directly from citizens. Each municipality requires that the ACO for that area bring the stray animal in due to the possibility that a stray animal could be rabid and not yet displaying symptoms. In many municipalities anyone who has been feeding a stray animal for as much as 10 days is legally considered the owner and must release the animal to SJRAS. Feral and stray cats are quite problematic in this county, from spreading feline illness to causing damage to homes, and so anyone feeding a stray cat becomes responsible for the TOTAL care of that animal as well as any problems caused by that animal (therefore shelter, vet care, and containment must be provided by the person providing the food/water).

Stray animals from cities and townships that do not contract with our facility are not accepted by SJRAS. As an example, if someone from Newfield reported to the ACO that their pet was missing they would be informed to check for the animal at the shelter Newfield contracts with to house their stray animals. If the animal was picked up by a citizen and brought to SJRAS to owner would not know to look at SJRAS, as we are not Newfield's contracting facility. We also would not receive any funding to care for this dog, as funding is only provided to the shelter that has the city's contract.

Who do I Call If I Have A Stray Animal?

City/Township
County
Animal Control Name
Animal Control Phone
Contracting Shelter
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Vineland
Cumberland County
Vineland Police Dept. Animal Control
856-696-1212
CCSPCA
Upper Pittsgrove
Salem County
Bruce Barry
856-769-8468
R S Animal Shelter
Upper Deerfield Twp
Cumberland County
Bruce Barry
856-769-8468
CCSPCA
Shiloh
Cumberland County
Bridgeton Police Dept. Animal Control
856-451-0033
CCSPCA
Salem City
Salem County
Ned Shimp
856-769-3481
CCSPCA
Pittsgrove
Salem County
Bruce Barry
856-769-8468
CCSPCA
Millville
Cumberland County
Millville Police Dept. Animal Control
856-825-7010
CCSPCA
Maurice River Twp
Cumberland County
R S Animal Control
856-691-4333
CCSPCA
Lawrence Twp (Cedarville)
Cumberland County
R S Animal Control
856-691-4333
CCSPCA
Hopewell/Greenwich
Cumberland County
County Wide Animal Control
856-694-2947
CCSPCA
Gloucester County Cities/Twps
Gloucester County
Gloucester County Animal Shelter
856-881-2828
Gloucester County Animal Shelter
Fairfield
Cumberland County
Tri-County Animal Control
609-628-0200
CCSPCA
Downe Twp
Cumberland County
R S Animal Control
856--691-4333
CCSPCA
Deerfield Twp
Cumberland County
Deerfield Township
856-455-3200
CCSPCA
Commercial Twp
Cumberland County
Tri-County Animal Control
609-628-0200
CCSPCA
Camden County Cities/Twps
Camden County
Camden County Animal Shelter
856-401-1300
Camden County Animal Shelter
Bridgeton
Cumberland County
Bridgeton Police Dept. Animal Control
856-451-0033
CCSPCA
Atlantic County Cities/Twps
Atlantic County
Atlantic County Animal Shelter
609-485-2345
Atlantic County Animal Shelter
Alloway
Salem County
Ned Shimp
856-769-3481
CCSPCA
If your county, city, or township is not listed above, please contact your local municipal building or local police department to obtain information about animal control in your area.

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