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Helpful links to answer all your animal-related questions.


Info for Pet Owners
-The Center for Lost Pets; a lost & found pet database
-Disaster Preparedness & Your Pets
-Dog care and behavior help
-Cat care and behavior help
-Care information for other types of small pets
-Virtual Pet Behaviorist
-Leash on Life Dog Training in Northern NJ
-Pet Loss Support 
-Kids and Pets
-NJ Veterinary Medical Association Local Veterinarian Search 
-Emergency Vets (most open nights, weekends and holidays, off-hours; listed by county)

-Pet-Friendly Housing & Insurance Companies
My Apartment Map (Searchable Database)
People with Pets (Pet friendly housing and travel database)
ASPCA Pet Friendly Apartment Search Links
My Pit Bull is Family: links to housing & insurance that does not discriminate against pit bull breeds
PBRC.Net: housing and insurance links


-Pet Licensing/Permits
*Dog licensing is required in every town in the State of NJ. Cat licenses are also required in many towns in New Jersey. Please contact your local health department for more information on pet licensing in your town. Some exotic breed pets require State permits to keep. Please see the links below. 
State of New Jersey Licensing Information/Education
Montclair 
Nutley 
Verona
Bloomfield
Glen Ridge
Cedar Grove
Belleville
Full listing of all NJ Municipality websites 
NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife Application for exotic and non-game permits


-Assistance for pet owners with financial hardship
-National Organizations that provide assistance to pet owners in need due to financial issues
Prince Chunk Foundation Pet Food Assistance Program
Prince Chunk Foundation Vet Assistance Program
Human Needs Pantry, Montclair NJ (offers pet & human food assistance)
Oakland Animal Foodbank, Oakland NJ
Sussex County Food Pantry (has pet food assistance)
C.L.A.W.S. Pet Food Pantry (Bergen Co. Residents only)
Operation Feed A Pet (Saddlebrook, Ringwood & Mahwah)
HSUS Tip sheet 1 Financial Hardship
HSUS Tip sheet 2 Financial Hardship
HSUS Tip sheet 3 Affordable Spay/Neuter

-Low Cost Animal Health Clinics in Northern NJ:
 NJ Municipal Free Rabies Clinics Listings
 Liberty Humane Society Clinic
 People for Animals
 Luv My Pet low cost vaccination clinics at PetCo

-Low Cost Spay & Neuter in Northern NJ:
 People For Animals, Hillside NJ
 Associated Humane Society of Newark's Mobile Clinic
 State of NJ's Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program
 Passaic County Neuter Commuter
 Friends of Animals Spay/Neuter Certificate Program
 Spay USA Low Cost Spay/Neuter Referral Program
 Low Cost Spay & Neuter in Bergen County
 FOCUS of Bergen County
 Low Cost Spay & Neuter in Hudson County
 Hudson County Animal League
 Liberty Humane, Jersey City (free to residents of zip code 07305, otherwise low cost)

 
Wildlife & Feral Cats
-Excluding Wildlife from your yard
-Excluding feral cats from your yard
-Feral Cat Information
-Help with Feral Cat Colonies in Montclair, Verona or Nutley, New Jersey
-What do if you find sick, injured or orphaned wildlife
-Living with Urban Wildlife



Organizations

Pet Watch New Jersey: an educational website dedicated to providing information and guidance to people who are seeking to adopt or purchase dogs and cats, and offers information on many more issues impacting companion animals. 

Shelter Our Pets: An up and coming non-profit who's mission is to provide safe haven for the pets of domestic violence victims who are fleeing their abusive situation.

NJ Office of Animal Welfare: A division of the NJ State Department of Health dedicated to promoting and protecting the health, safety and welfare of companion animals in the state of New Jersey.

Humane Society of The United States: A national animal protection organization.

Best Friends Animal Society: A national animal protection organization with a sanctuary in Utah.

Alley Cat Allies: A national organization advocating for feral cats.

Farm Sanctuary: A national organization dedicated to protecting farmed animals. They also have farm animal sanctuaries in New York and California.

Dogs Deserve Better:  A national organization that advocates and assists dogs that are chained and penned by their owners. These dogs typically live primarily outdoors, are often abused or neglected and are not given attention or socialization.

NJ State SPCA: A private state-wide organization that investigates animal cruelty, abuse and neglect complaints in NJ.


Other Local Shelters & Rescues
PAWS: Animal rescue in Montclair, NJ


Animal Care Products
Metal Dogz: Fun & Funky stuff for you and your rock -n- roll dog!



Educational


Working with Animals
CDI Training: Animal Control Officer and Animal Cruelty Investigator Certification Training for the State of New Jersey
Humane Society University
Careers in Animal Care
Vet Tech Guide: educational site about careers in the veterinary technician field


Other Links
Report Animal Cruelty (in Montclair, please contact us)
Animal Control and Sheltering Services by County & Town
Report poor conditions at a pet store or kennel (State Office of Animal Welfare)