Does the presence of wildlife in the city present a danger for me or my family?

Most wild animals will do their best to avoid humans. Some wild animals become used to seeing and being around people and may lose their natural fear of humans. Conflicts between people and wildlife mainly arise when we fail to respect each other's boundaries. To avoid conflicts, always remember to keep your distance, keep pets on a leash in natural areas, feed pets indoors, and make sure your trash and food waste is secured in a garbage can.

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1. Where is the Clifton Animal Shelter located?
2. How do I adopt a dog or a cat?
3. When are you open?
4. Can I just show up to surrender a pet?
5. Can you give vaccines or offer vet services at the shelter?
6. I see a dog left in the yard all the time with no Shelter and no water- who do I call?
7. I need information on Low Cost Spay neuter.
8. What towns are you responsible for?
9. What is the procedure & age requirements for volunteering?
10. I am feeding outdoor cats but I don’t want them to have kittens – how can I get them fixed?
11. What are the items you need donated?
12. Why don’t you answer the phone at the shelter?
13. If I have an animal emergency, who do I call?
14. My dog / cat is old and ill. Can the shelter help me put them to sleep?
15. I just adopted my dog from an Animal Shelter/Animal Rescue. Do I need a dog license?
16. I just moved to the City of Clifton and own a dog. Do I need to obtain a dog license by a certain date?
17. I just moved to Clifton, from another town or city within the State of New Jersey and own a dog. Do I need to obtain a license in Clifton?
18. My dog is currently a puppy. How old does my dog have to be to get a dog license?
19. Do I need proof that my dog received rabies shots prior to getting a license?
20. Where do I get rabies vaccine for my dog?
21. My veterinarian states that my dog cannot receive a rabies vaccine because of a medical condition or because of medical therapy. Am I still required to obtain a dog license?
22. Where do I obtain a dog license?
23. What is needed to obtain a license? Is there a fee for a dog license?
24. Do licenses expire?
25. I have a service dog. Do I need a license and is there a fee?
26. Are there any late fees?
27. What do I do with the metal tag that is provided with my license?
28. How can I be proactive in making sure my pet has a home if anything were to happen to me that I cannot take care of them or I am no longer around?
29. What is the city’s leash law?
30. I’d like to use an extender leash, are they legal?
31. I see a stray dog running loose who do I call?
32. I have an animal in my house who do I call?
33. Can I feed cats?
34. Does the presence of wildlife in the city present a danger for me or my family?
35. Is it ok to feed the wildlife?
36. Are bird feeders allowed?
37. How can I keep wildlife out of my yard?
38. How can I learn more about wildlife?
39. I saw a fox in my neighborhood. What should I do?
40. I see a Bear. What do I do?
41. I saw a dead raccoon in the street when I was driving to work, who can I contact?
42. I found a dead animal on my property?
43. Domestic Dead Animals and Opossums
44. My dog killed a wild animal such as a raccoon, skunk etc…
45. I want to report animal cruelty. Who should I call?