The Borough of Sayreville’s Animal Control is managed by the Associated Humane Society (AHS).  They  provide 24 hour service to the Borough of Sayreville.  Office hours are Monday-Friday 9am- 5pm, and Saturday - Sunday 9am-4pm.  If you have any question please contact the AHS at 732-922-0100 during regular office hours, for issues after hours please contact the Sayreville Police non-emergency number at 732-727-4444.

If you have  lost or found a dog or cat please contact AHS at 732-922-0100 during regular office hours, or the Sayreville Police non-emergency number at 732-727-4444.

To report suspected animal cruelty please contact the Sayreville Police Department at 732-727-4444.  All calls will remain anonymous.

Animal control does not trap wildlife due to the fact that the Division of Fish & Wildlife has recently changed the relocation policy.  The law now states that trapped wildlife must be released within one mile or inside city limits, so the animals will return.  Animal control advises residents to contact a private licensed pest control company.

As per the Borough of Sayreville Revised General Ordinances Chapter 9, Section 13, it is unlawful to feed any unlicensed or feral cats.  Please click here to read the complete ordinance.  If you have trapped a feral cat please contact the AHS at 732-922-0100 during regular office hours

All dogs and cats within the Borough of Sayreville are required to be licensed.  Please see the Borough Clerk’s page for more information.

Spaying and neutering of dogs and cats is not required, however, it is recommended for health purposes and population control.  About 4-5 million unwanted dogs and cats are euthanized each year in the United States.  For a low cost spay/neuter certificate please visit Friends of Animals or contact them at 1-800-321-7327.

All dogs and cats are required by law to have up to date rabies vaccinations.  Their first shot (at 3-6 months old) will be a one year shot; most proceeding shots are valid for three years depending on the pet’s health.

Dogs and cats can suffer from heatstroke and/or dehydration quickly if overexposed to heat.  Make sure your pet has plenty of cool fresh water to drink and a shady spot to go to in the yard.  Do not over exercise your pet in warm weather, keep walks to minimum and off asphalt on very hot days as their sensitive paw pads can get burned easily.  Keep all pets indoors when it is hot. Do not leave them in the car-dogs and cats can suffer from heat stroke in a car even on a warm day as it can reach staggering heat levels very quickly, even with the windows cracked.


Keep in mind some foods and plants are toxic and potentially lethal to cats and dogs.  Some of those include:

Chocolate         Apple Seeds            Grapes      Onions      Aloe     American Holly

Branching Ivy     Chrysanthemum    Rhododendron      Avocado     Garlic      Apricot