Animal Control

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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.
  1. Heidi Michel

    Animal Control Supervisor
    Phone: 609-597-1000 x 8577

  2. Kelly Karch

    Animal Control Officer
    Phone: 609-597-1000, ext. 8525

  3. Ashley Donofrio

    Assistant Animal Control Officer
    Phone: 609-597-1000, ext. 8525

  4. Gayle Taylor

    Clerk Typist
    Phone: 609-597-1000, ext. 8525