Animal Shelter


About Us

The Bloomfield Animal Shelter/John A Bukowski Shelter for Animals is a no-kill animal shelter managed by the Township of Bloomfield. The shelter has many types of dogs and cats available for adoption. Whether our animals come to us as surrenders or as strays, through daily social interactions and training, the shelter staff and volunteers get to know each dog and cat's personality, enabling us to make the best possible match for each adopter and animal. We treat every animal as an individual, regardless of breed or background.

The shelter accepts stray and surrendered pets from Bloomfield, Glen Ridge and Caldwell.

Animal Control/Community Cats

Call the Police Station at (973) 680-4141 to report any stray or injured animal.

If you have a problem with stray cats in your neighborhood, Bloomfield is partnering with People for Animals (PFA) to implement a Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Release (TNVR) program for feral/community cats. Cats will be trapped, brought to PFA for neutering and vaccinations, and returned to the original location. (Kittens and any friendly adult cats will be adopted out). Valerie Wilson of PFA is the contact person. Please call her at (973) 282-0890, extension 222 to report any cat colony locations.

Meet our Pet of the Month, Kaley!

Kaley has been at our shelter since January 2017. She was found as a frightened stray in Bloomfield Center without any signs of recent human interaction. It took some time for her to learn she was in a safe place and surrounded by caring staff and volunteers. No one knows what her previous life was like, but that shouldn't stop her from having a bright future. She is only about 3 years old, up-to-date on vaccinations, spayed and is a gentle walker. Once she trusts you, she LOVES you. And she even loves male dogs! She's quite the flirt! Please come meet Kaley during adoption hours, Monday to Friday, 2 to 5 PM (Wednesday 2 to 6 PM) or Saturday/Sunday from 1 to 5 PM.

Bloomfield Animal Shelter

61 Bukowski Place

Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Phone: (973) 748-019

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