Animal Control


The Livingston Police Department’s Animal Control Division handles issues related to both domesticated and wild animals on Township properties and roads.

Lost Pets

If your pet is lost, call Livingston Animal Control at 973-992-3000 ext. #3390. We can tell you if we’ve already picked up your pet, or we can be on the lookout once we have your pet’s description. 

In the event of an emergency or if you are calling after hours or on the weekend, please dial the Police Department at 973-992-3000.

Stray Animals

If you have found a stray dog or cat, do not approach or try to capture it yourself; call Livingston Animal Control.

Once out of their regular home environment, even animals that are typically calm and friendly can become agitated.

Feral Cats

It is tempting to feed feral cats because they are cute and look like domestic cats, but they are not domesticated and may carry diseases. 

Feeding feral cats disrupts their natural feeding habits and can result in wildlife being concentrated at artificial feeding areas. 

Doing so also draws other wildlife to the area, which can result in significantly increased levels of fecal matter in a concentrated area. Rain then washes those contaminants into our groundwater and our water system. 

Livingston is working with Communities Protecting Animal Welfare (CPAW) to thoroughly evaluate each area of town and provide TNR services for feral cats and colonies.

Removal from Roads

Livingston Animal Control is responsible for removing animal carcasses from local Township roads. 

Residents can Report a Concern, including the size of the animal and its specific location, and Animal Control will clear it from the road.