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 what we can do to 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/or on leashes when outside as per Phillipsburg Code 172-31. Teach kids and alert visitors to watch out 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-



*****UPDATE***** Vinny has been adopted! Good Luck in your forever home Vinny!!!

This handsome guy is Vinny. Vinny is a neutered male up-to-date on vaccination and waiting for his new home! if you would like to meet  Vinny, please contact Animal Control.


***UPDATE*** 12/4/17 Prince and Piper are still looking for their forever homes for the holidays.

Meet Prince!! Prince is a neutered male, up-to-date on vaccinations and looking for a loving home. He is great with other cats! If you would like to meet Prince please call Animal Control to schedule an appointment.


This is Piper! Piper is a young, recently spayed female, up-to-date on vaccinations and looking for her forever home. If  you would like to meet Piper, please call Animal Control to schedule an appointment.




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