Wildlife in Montclair

Montclair Township believes in and follows a policy of peaceful coexistence with wildlife. Co-existing means allowing animals to live their lives out safely, while still addressing any wildlife-human conflicts with humane, innovative, and non-lethal approaches.  Many residents moved to Montclair to live in a more nature-based environment that is close to urban areas. As such, residents can expect to encounter wild creatures who also call Montclair home.  Therefore, learning to accept, appreciate and co-exist is necessary.

 Trapping and relocating wildlife or killing wildlife is ILLEGAL, ineffective, and goes against the values of Montclair Township.

Montclair Township Animal Control is your go-to first call for information on local wildlife, and to resolve any issues that may arise. You can reach Animal Control 24/7/365 by calling 862-621-9113. 

Montclair Township is also part of the Humane Society of the United States’ Wild Neighbors Program. The program goal is to reduce and resolve wildlife-human conflicts humanely.