Animal Control

*****For calls that require immediate assistance, please contact 609-597-1000 x 8525**** DO NOT email messages that need immediate assistance. 
On Call

Stafford Animal Control Officers and Animal Cruelty Investigators are required to be on call to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Stafford Animal Control not only provides Animal Control services to Stafford Township, but provides Animal Control services through inter-local agreements to 4 municipalities on Long Beach Island. They include Barnegat Light, Beach Haven, Harvey Cedars and Long Beach Township.

This jurisdiction encompasses the area from Warren Grove out on Route 539, to Barnegat Light, down to Holgate.

Animal Control Directory

Lead Animal Control Officer

Kelly Karch

(609) 597-1000 x 8524

Assistant Animal Control Officer

Allen Alfano

(609) 597-1000 x 8536

Clerk Typist

Gayle Taylor

(609) 597-1000 x 8525