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Animal Control

Associated Humane Societies provides animal control services to the City of Linden. Residents can report lost animals or make general animal related inquiry should call 973-824-7080 from 9am until 5pm. Calls after 5pm and on holidays should be directed to the Linden Police Department.

  • Non-Emergency Calls such as general inquiries about lost pets and non-life-threatening issues (dog barking, cat fighting or wildlife in non-inhabited parts of a home) should only be made to AHS during normal business hours. Animal Cruelty Concerns should be reported immediately.
  • Animal Control is not responsible for marine mammals or dead deer.
  • Animal Control does not pick up rodents (i.e., rats, mice ,voles or moles).
  • Animal Control will pick up bats, dead animals (excluding deer) and injured wildlife.
  • Canadian geese will not be picked up unless in need of veterinary care.

For general animal welfare concerns and information about low-cost wellness examinations and spay/neuter surgery, please visit the Associated Humane Society website here.


Opening hours

  • Sunday
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Monday
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

After hours and holidays, please call: (973) 766-5422, or Contact Linden Police Department at (908) 474-8500