Bergen County Animal Shelter - Bergen County, NJ

We are a county operated shelter providing animal control to contracting ..
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Bergen County Animal Shelter’s volunteer logs prove that these restrictions hurt the facility’s animals. Recently, I requested . Volunteer hours during this period totaled around 245 hours. If we assume volunteer hours stayed at this rate for the entire year, volunteers would provide 4,247 hours annually to the shelter. As a comparison, volunteers at KC Pet Project, which only took over the Kansas City, Missouri animal control shelter a few years ago, in 2015. Similarly, volunteers at the Nevada Humane Society, which is an animal control shelter, in 2015. In other words, these two no kill animal control shelters, which serve similar numbers of people as Bergen County Animal Shelter, built volunteer programs that log around 7-10 times more hours than Bergen County Animal Shelter. While volunteers at Bergen County Animal Shelter may have contributed some additional hours outside of the shelter, it would not come close to reducing this huge gap. Thus, Bergen County’s hostile attitude towards volunteers and killing results in fewer volunteers, animals not receiving the help they need, and increased costs to taxpayers.
All vaccine clinics will be held between the hours of 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM. Location: Bergen County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center. Address: 100 United Lane
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Bergen County Animal Shelter is . The facility is only open to adopters for around 4 hours on most days and does not adopt out animals on Mondays. Additionally, the shelter only adopts out animals to 5:00 pm or 5:30 pm on the other days it does adoptions except for Thursdays. On Thursdays, the shelter adopts animals out until 6:30 pm, but that may still be too early for many working people who must contend with rush-hour traffic in the area. Thus, Bergen County Animal Shelter’s limited adoption hours result in longer lengths of stay and more killing. Get reviews, hours, directions, coupons and more for Bergen County Animal Shelter at 100 United Ln, Teterboro, NJ
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We are a county operated shelter providing animal control to contracting communities in Bergen County and Kearny in Hudson County. We accept owned animals for a fee from our contracted communities. If space permits, we will accept owned animals from other Bergen County towns. Except for Kearny, we do not accept animals from outside Bergen County. We do not process intakes of owned animals on Saturday or Sunday. Our contracting towns are Alpine, Bergenfield, Cliffside Park, Closter, Cresskill, Demarest, Dumont, Edgewater, Elmwood Park, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Hackensack, Harrington Park, Hasbrouck Heights, Haworth, Kearny, Leonia, Little Ferry, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Maywood, Moonachie, North Arlington, Norwood, Oradell, Ridgefield, Ridgefield Park, River Edge, River Vale, Rochelle Park, Rockleigh, Saddle Brook, Tenafly, Teterboro, Upper Saddle River, Westwood and Wood-Ridge. For a stray found in any other community, call the police department of the town in which the animal is found to determine the appropriate agency that provides animal control for that community. Please call during business hours and select “0” to discuss intakes of owned animals from non-contracting Bergen County towns. Bergen County Animal Shelter is . The facility is only open to adopters for around 4 hours on most days and does not adopt out animals on Mondays. Additionally, the shelter only adopts out animals to 5:00 pm or 5:30 pm on the other days it does adoptions except for Thursdays. On Thursdays, the shelter adopts animals out until 6:30 pm, but that may still be too early for many working people who must contend with rush-hour traffic in the area. Thus, Bergen County Animal Shelter’s limited adoption hours result in longer lengths of stay and more killing.Started in 1989,Tyco Animal Control has grown and provides regionalized services for 25 communities. Tyco Animal Control is staffed 24 hours a day by 6 Animal Control Officers, three officers are State Certified Cruelty Investigators. Officers are pager dispatched for immediate response. We work closely with both your Police and Health Officers to protect the health and welfare of your community. Our job is to protect people from animals and animals from people. Through the regionalization of multiple communities we can provide all the essential components of animal control at a reasonable cost to the municipalities served. We have been recognized by Bergen County SPCA for Animal Control excellence.

We have two fully inspected and licensed animal shelters. We have several vehicles including a livestock trailer and disaster response trailers containing equipment to erect and maintain an on site emergency evacuation animal shelter. We provide animal adoptions, public education, and participation in the New Jersey State Spay Neuter program.Bergen County Animal Shelter also has very restrictive dog handling protocols that hinder dog socialization and efforts to adopt out these animals. For example, volunteers never can allow, unless they receive permission from the behavioral staff, two dogs to intermingle or go nose to nose within 10 feet of each other. Furthermore, volunteers cannot do meet and greets (i.e. dog introductions) unless they have been trained by the behavioral staff, shadow the behavioral staff or an approved volunteer on at least two meet and greets, “have a very good understanding of canine body language”, and have at least 40 volunteer hours. Clearly, volunteers do not need these inordinate amount of restrictions unless the shelter views all dogs as ticking time bombs. Thus, Bergen County Animal Shelter prevents volunteers from helping dogs as much as these animal loving people could.