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, and performs ACO services for Glen Ridge, Nutley and Caldwell. (Surrenders are not accepted from these towns).

Animal Control/Community Cats

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

Bloomfield is supporting a Trap-Neuter-Vaccinate-Release (TNVR) program for feral/community cats. If you live in Bloomfield and have a problem with feral cats in your neighborhood, please call the non-emergency police number, 973-680-4141, and let them know the location of the cats and your contact information and someone will get back to you. Bloomfield is partnering with CPAW NJ, a nonprofit dedicated to trapping, neutering and releasing feral/community cats back to their location. This program mitigates many of the problems caused by unneutered cats, including spraying, unwanted noise, etc. It is also healthier for the cats to be neutered and receive their shots. Young kittens and friendly strays that are picked up through the program will be put up for adoption.You can also contact CPAW NJ directly through their website CPAWNJ, or by email, 

Bloomfield Animal Shelter

61 Bukowski Place

Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Phone: (973) 748-0194