About




Montclair Township Animal Shelter is municipally run and governed by the Township of Montclair, New Jersey. We provide animal care and control for the townships of Montclair, Verona and Nutley. We intake stray animals and pets whose owners are unable to keep them (only for residents of the above stated townships), and offer adoption services for the pets we intake.



MTAS's Mission:
  • To care for and protect abandoned, abused, neglected and unwanted animals in our community.
  • To promote animal welfare and owner responsibility through programs, education and services that mutually benefits animals and people.
  • To promote animal welfare and owner responsibility through programs, education and services that mutually benefits animals and people.
  • To place adoptable animals in permanent homes.
  • To increase the adoptability of animals through behavior modification, training, socialization and environmental enrichment so that they stay in their adoptive homes.
  • For more information on the shelter, including details on animal control policies and ordinances, pet licenses and wildlife issues, please visit our page on the Township of Montclair website.