Borough of Madison Health Department Announces Animal Control Services with St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center of Madison

Madison, NJ – January 31, 2019 – The Madison Health Department is pleased to announce that the Borough has partnered with St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center of Madison to take over animal control services.

The new agreement began January 1st and covers not only traditional animal control services—like apprehension of loose or lost domestic animals such as cats and dogs, emergency sheltering and quarantine services—but also enhanced support for other animal welfare programs like Madison’s trap, neuter and release (TNR) program, which aims to address the feral cat population.

“We are thrilled to be able to partner with one of the nation’s leading animal welfare groups, right here in Madison, to ensure that the animals that live in the borough are well cared for and are a safe addition to our community. Our partnership with St. Hubert’s means we can not only provide the animal control services required by law, but a number of additional benefits not available to most communities,” said Eric Range, President of the Madison Board of Health.

Additional benefits include domestic animal ambulance services for those unable to transport their sick or injured pet to the vet, and the ability to surrender animals in the event that residents can no longer or are unwilling to care for their pets. In addition, St. Hubert’s will remove deceased dogs and cats from Madison residents property and properly dispose of the remains at no charge.

Mayor Robert H. Conley echoes Range, stating; “our partnership for Animal Control is unique in benefit for Madison residents, as they are based right here within borough limits. The services and additional benefits that are included in our partnership provide caring and dedicated services towards the humane treatment of animals within Madison.” 

For more information about animal control services in Madison, visit Residents in need of immediate animal control services should contact the Madison Police Department 24-hours a day at 973-593-3000.

A PDF of the release can be found here