There are many ways to support our shelter. Choose your favorite option below.

The Friends of the Montclair Township Animal Shelter is the fundraising arm of the Montclair Township Animal Shelter (MTAS).  FOMTAS is a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation and all donations to FOMTAS are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.  All funds raised by FOMTAS directly benefit MTAS.

To learn more about FOMTAS or to specify where you would like your donations to go, please visit our website at www.FOMTASNJ.ORG

Monetary Donations

Monetary donations are most appreciated. Checks can be made out to "The Township of Montclair" and a notation should be made in the memo section that says "Animal Shelter Donation." Checks for the shelter can be mailed to the Montclair Health Department at 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042, Attention: Arlene Karp.
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Sponsor a Shelter Animal

Want to sponsor a shelter animal during its stay at MTAS? You can do so online by visiting our page, choosing which animal you would like to support and click the "Sponsor Me" button next to the animal of your choice.

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In-Kind Donations

It takes all sorts of products to make our shelter run smoothly. Items that we need and use daily include:

  • Sealed dog and cat food & treats (preferably Science Diet dry cat and dog food)
  • Canned Cat, Kitten and Dog food (preferably Friskies pate wet cat food, and Pedigree wet dog)
  • Bleach
  • Bath towels
  • Black trash bags
  • Paper Towels
  • Dish and hand soap
  • Non-Clumping Cat litter
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Cat toys
  • Paper food trays and small paper plates for cat feeding
  • Newspaper for lining cages
  • Other basic cleaning products and supplies

NOTE: no sheets or comforters, please - our washer/dryer is too small. No supermarket plastic bags -- please bring to your local supermarket to recycle.

To donate items you can drop them off at the shelter during our public hours, or leave by the shelter's front door if we're closed (there's a sign in the window that will direct you where to leave bags or boxes)

Kuranda Beds

dog on a Kuranda bedYou can also donate a Kuranda bed to our dogs and cats. Kuranda beds provide a comfortable surface for our animals to sleep on off the cold concrete floor, while being made with easily cleanable and hygienic materials for use with multiple animals. Donate a Kuranda bed.


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