Resources for Your Pet

ASPCA Poison Control   (888) 426-4435

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) is a trusted resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 


If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance please call the number listed


A $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.

NJ State Low Cost Spaying/Neutering Program


An application is required and funds are dispersed on a quarterly basis throughout the year  (January, April, July, and October)

Please complete only Part I of the application 



Spay or Neuter your adopted dog or cat for $20.00 if you:

  • Are a New Jersey Resident

  • Adopted your pet from an eligible licensed NJ shelter; municipal, county, or regional pound; NJ holding or impoundment facility that contracts with NJ municipalities; or a non-profit NJ animal adoption referral agency (an organization code will be required on the application)

  • Licensed the dog in your municipality (licensing for cats is not required)

Spay or Neuter your dog or cat for $10.00 if your receive any of the following:

  • Food Stamps

  • Medicaid

  • General Public Assistance

  • Rental Assistance

  • Aid to Families with Dependent Children

  • Lifeline Utility Credit

  • Tenants Lifeline Assistance

  • Supplemental Security Income

  • Pharmaceutical Assistance to Aged & Disabled


Local Animal Rescues


Closter Animal Welfare Society Inc.

(CLAWS) was founded almost 50 years ago as Lost Pet Service, Inc.  CLAWS is not a shelter. We focus our time and efforts to rescue and foster abandoned or unwanted cats and dogs in the Bergen County, NJ area. With the help of a network of dedicated volunteers, we work to find the best permanent homes for these animals.

CLAWS has no paid employees, receives no funds from the state, and exists solely on donations and money we make from fundraisers and adoption donations.


The Animal Shelter & Adoption Center offers a shelter with a no-kill philosophy.

The mission of the Division is to promote:

  • The humane treatment of all animals

  • Reunite lost pets with owners

  • Encourage adoption, foster care and wildlife rehabilitation

  • Reduce of animal populations through spay/neuter and education of the public in animal welfare

  • Responsible pet ownership