Thursday, April 10, 2014

Animal Control Officer Job Opening

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Post Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Job Title: Animal Control Officer
Description: The Township of Montclair is seeking a self-motivated individual to fill the position of Full-Time Animal Control Officer for the handling, capturing, and when necessary, the humane destroying of wild and strayed domesticated animals and birds; for the compassionate care and well-being of all impounded animals; and for the cleaning and maintenance of the impounding facility; does related work as required.
Requirements: A current and valid certificate as an Animal Control Officer issued by the New Jersey Department of Health, and a current New Jersey driver’s license.
Salary/Hours: $33,094 - $39,558. Full time position, 35 hours per week. Weekend hours may be required.
Apply: Township of Montclair, Human Resources Department, 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042 (Open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) Fax 973-233-1720, email:
Closing Date: Friday, April 25, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Announcing The Pitcademy Awards!!!

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(Pictured with MTAS adoptable dog Olga is WDHA's Terrie Carr (l) and
MTAS shelter manager Melissa Neiss. Courtesy of J. Frazz Photography

Announcing The Pitcademy Awards!

Announcing The Pitcademy Awards hosted by MTAS Junior Volunteers Lindsey and Trinity! Vote now for your favorite MTAS Pittie!  To vote go to this link:

Not sure who to cast your vote for? Then come down to the shelter and visit the dogs and find your favorite dog! If you happen to fall in love while you are here and decide to adopt one of our Furbulous Pitties then you will receive a "Wag Bag" with your adoption! 

Once the voting has closed we will post the winning Pittie...though they are all winners in our eyes!  Vote now!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Baby, it's COLD outside!

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Man on skis patting cattle dog

It is presently the coldest weather that the State of New Jersey has seen since 1994!
Remember, if it's cold for you, it's cold for your pet.
In this extreme weather, be sure to take the following precautions:

1. Don't leave pets outside for more than a few minutes at a time
2.  Be sure to wipe their paws clean when you are back inside. Rock salt burns and irritates sensitive paws.
3. Dogs like fashion too! Consider a jacket for your dog in these extreme temperatures. 
4. Keep your indoor/outdoor cats inside! If you are the caretaker of a feral cat colony please make sure they have plenty of dry, insulated shelters to hide in.
5.  Before you start your car bang on the hood and beep the horn. Cats and wild animals will often seek refuge inside the engine compartment.  Starting the car with them inside could not only damage your car it could severely injure or kill them. 

If you see any animals that you feel may be in distress and need our help please call us at 973-744-8600 or send us an email at  For emergencies you can also contact your local police department to have an animal control officer paged. 

Stay warm out there friends!