ACO Animal Control

Animal Control Officer – Michelle Crosson
(610) 721-0762

The Town of Phillipsburg has an Animal Control Officer who is available to pick up injured and stray animals by contacting the Police Department at (908) 454-1121.

The town maintains its own animal shelter which is under the supervision of the Animal Control Officer. Hours of operation are by appointment only.

If you would like to meet any of our adoptable pets, please call (610)721-0762 to schedule an appointment.


Animal Control Update from January- June 2017

Dogs picked up by animal control/PD-77                                                    Cats picked up by animal control-57

83%  of dogs claimed                                                                                   less than 1% of cats claimed

10% adopted or moved to a rescue/shelter                                                 39% of cats adopted or moved to a rescue

less than 1% euthanized due to trauma/illness                                           26% of cats were deceased

  •                                                                                                            14% of cats euthanized due to trauma/illness


Lets take a look at where we can help. Please keep your cats from roaming the neighborhood as per Phillipsburg code 172-41. This will help with the amount of injured or deceased cats and also help with the nuisance stray cat problem.  Keep dogs secure in yards and on leashes when outside as per Phillipsburg Code 172-31. Teach kids to watch our for your family pets when exiting the house or yards. Please license your dogs and cats as per Phillipsburg Code 172-14 and 172-38. Spay/neuter your pet to prevent the running instinct. Together we can make a difference for our pets!!!


 Available For Adoption-




This is Pedro. Pedro came to animal control after his owner passed away.

He is a 3-4 yr. old, 12lb, neutered male, up-to-date on vaccinations and very lovable.

If you would like to meet this sweet guy, please contact Animal Control.


Pedro is still looking for his forever home. He loves to play with other cats!




Say Hi to Sassy Cat! Sassy Cat came to Animal Control as a stray, she is spayed and up to date on vaccinations.

Sassy wants attention on her terms ( which is where she got her name). She is not fond of being picked up and doesn’t

seem to care much for other cats. If you have a place in your heart and home for a real diva, please call

Animal Control to set up a meet and greet with Sassy Cat.

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Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

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