Animal Control

The number one job of an Animal Control Officer is to control the spread of rabies. The number one job of pet owners is to keep their pets current on immunizations. Important history and information on rabies can be found here:

ACOs often have a busy schedule… capturing injured/sick animals, investigating dog bite incidents, helping shelter animals get adopted, enforcing state and local dog and cat licensing laws, providing surrender-prevention services, dealing with dog barking complaints, reuniting stray animals with their owners, conducting animal cruelty/abuse/neglect investigations, etc.

ACOs educate residents about what are or are not valid concerns/complaints about wildlife, from skunks to groundhogs to deer to foxes and coyotes. There is lots of information available online for residents to educate themselves further about the native wildlife of Fredon, try HERE for a start.

Amendments to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (hereinafter “the Act”), N.J.S.A. 4:22-17 et seq., were recently signed into law. The new legal requirements set forth in the Act apply to any individual who owns or has custody or control (hereinafter “caretaker”) of a dog, service animal or an animal that is a pet.

These materials shall be distributed by the municipality to each person obtaining an annual dog license and be posted on all New Jersey municipality websites.

The full text of the statutes and the plain language description of the provisions and requirements are posted here:

4:22-17 Cruelty; certain acts, crime; degrees

4:22-26 Penalties for various acts constituting cruelty

Guide to Prevention of Animal Cruelty Laws 2018

Fredon Animal Shelter Contact Information

Effective January 2, 2013, Dogs & Cats picked up in Fredon will be taken to:

Green Dog Inn
237 Kennedy Rd, Andover, NJ 07821

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Alan DeCarolis Animal Control Officer 908-377-0808