little black dogHelpful links to answer all your animal-related questions.

Information for pet owners:

Disaster Preparedness & Your Pets
Dog care and behavior help
Cat care and behavior help
Care information for other types of small 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 for pet-friendly housing)
People with Pets (pet-friendly housing and travel database)
My Pit Bull is Family: links to housing & insurance that does not discriminate against pit bull breeds
PBRC.Net: housing and insurance links

Local Pet Licensing/State Permits

Dog licensing is required in every town in the State of New Jersey. Cat licenses are also required in many New Jersey towns.

State of New Jersey Pet Licensing Information/Education
Montclair Dog and Cat Licenses 
NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife Application for exotic and non-game permits

Assistance for pet owners with financial hardship

Local organizations that provide assistance to pet owners in need:
Montclair Mutual Aid

National organizations that provide assistance to pet owners in need due to financial issues:

Prince Chunk Foundation (provides pet food and emergency vet care for those affected by troubled economy)

Human Needs Pantry, Montclair NJ (offers pet & human food assistance)
Pets of the Homeless (pet food assistance)
Sussex County Food Pantry (pet food assistance)
The Humane Society of the US

Low Cost Animal Health Clinics in Northern NJ:

NJ Municipal Free Rabies Clinics Listings
People for Animals
Vetco 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 Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program
Spay USA Low Cost Spay/Neuter Referral Program

Wildlife & Feral Cats

Excluding Wildlife from your yard (Humane Society)
Excluding feral cats from your yard (ASPCA)
Feral Cat Information (ASPCA)
Alley Cat Allies
What do if you find sick, injured or orphaned wildlife (Humane Society)
Living with Urban Wildlife (Humane Society)


Shelter Our Pets: A non-profit whose 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. 

Other Local Shelters & Rescues

PAWS: Animal rescue in Montclair, NJ

Working with Animals

Humane Society Academy
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 our Animal Control Service Request Line at 862-621-9113) Reporting Animal Cruelty in the US