Join Our Animal Welfare Movement

Our Commitment to Compassionate Advocacy

At Bergen County SPCA, we’re dedicated to safeguarding animal welfare through enforcement, education, and community engagement. Join us in our mission to create a world where all creatures are treated with dignity and respect.

Join Our Animal Welfare Movement

Bergen County SPCA

Our Commitment to Compassionate Advocacy

About Us

Advocates for Animal Welfare Since 1927

The Bergen County SPCA is operating as the Animal Cruelty Task Force authorized by and under the direct supervision of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office to investigate and prosecute alleged acts of animal cruelty, abuse, and neglect throughout the County.  The BCSPCA does not run a shelter or adoption service or partake in animal control functions.  The BCSPCA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Located in the northeastern corner of New Jersey, Bergen County covers an area of nearly 250 square miles and is home to over 900,000 residents.  Bergen County is part of the New York City Metropolitan Area and is situated directly across the George Washington Bridge from Manhattan.  The county is home to 70 municipalities, 3 colleges, 2 universities, 2 state parks, and several interstate highways including Route’s 80 and 95 and the Palisades Interstate Parkway.


Contribution ensures care, protection, and safety for animals in need.

Educate Promote responsible pet ownership, prevent cruelty through education and outreach.
Advocate Empower others, raise awareness, make a difference in animal welfare.

Partner with organizations for impactful sponsorships, community partnerships.

The BCSPCA works closely with the Bergen County Animal Shelter & Adoption Center in Teterboro, NJ.

Veterinary Services Accessible wellness clinic offering high-quality care for your beloved companions.
Adoption Services

Find your perfect furry companion through our compassionate adoption services.

Upcoming Events

Stay informed about our upcoming events dedicated to promoting animal welfare and community engagement. From adoption drives to educational workshops and fundraising galas, there's always something exciting happening at Bergen County SPCA. Check back frequently for updates on how you can get involved, support our mission, and make a difference in the lives of animals in need. Join us in creating a brighter future for our furry friends!


On the second Sunday of each month, from April through December, between 11am and 1pm, residents of Bergen County, Harrison, Kearny, and East Newark are welcome to visit the Bergen County Animal Shelter located at 100 United Lane in Teterboro, NJ. Please note that a government-issued ID is required for entry. Applications will be available on-site for those interested.

Please print out and complete this application prior to your visit. 

11 August 2024
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bergen County Animal Shelter, 100 United Lane
Teterboro, NJ 07608 United States

Bergen County, Harrison, Kearny, and East Newark are welcome to visit the Bergen County Animal Shelter located at 100 United Lane in Teterboro, NJ. Please note that a government-issued ID […]

08 September 2024
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bergen County Animal Shelter, 100 United Lane
Teterboro, NJ 07608 United States

Bergen County, Harrison, Kearny, and East Newark are welcome to visit the Bergen County Animal Shelter located at 100 United Lane in Teterboro, NJ. Please note that a government-issued ID […]

Our Activities

Our Impactful Animal Welfare Initiatives

Explore our diverse initiatives, from humane law enforcement to educational outreach programs. Together, we're making a difference in the lives of animals in Bergen County and beyond.

  • Enforcement of animal cruelty laws.
  • Community outreach and education programs. Investigating and prosecuting acts of abuse and neglect.
  • Providing resources for responsible pet ownership.
  • Collaborating with local organizations for impactful initiatives.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Queries:
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Explore common questions about our organization and services below. If you have further inquiries, don't hesitate to contact us directly for assistance and clarification on any topic related to our mission.

We strive to provide clear and concise answers to frequently asked questions to ensure transparency and ease of understanding for our community members. From reporting animal cruelty to learning about our volunteer opportunities, find the information you need here.

You can report animal cruelty or neglect by contacting our hotline at 201-573-8900 or by filling out the online form on our website.

Animal Rescue and Adoption: The SPCA rescues animals from neglect, abuse, and abandonment, providing them with necessary medical care, rehabilitation, and adoption services to find them loving homes.

Getting involved as a volunteer is easy! Simply fill out the volunteer application form on our website, attend an orientation session, and start making a difference in the lives of animals in our community.

Donating to support our organization is simple. You can make a donation online through our website or mail a check to our address. Additionally, we often have fundraising events where you can contribute. Thank you for your support!

    Reporting Animal Cruelty: Contact Information and Guidelines

    Our investigators respond to complaints of animal cruelty and neglect throughout Bergen County, New Jersey. If the location of your complaint is outside of our service area, we recommend that you contact your local law enforcement agency. In New Jersey, the law protects animals from cruelty and abuse and your local law enforcement officials will be able to assist any animal(s) found to be in distress.

    If you prefer to call in your complaint, the Bergen County SPCA Animal Cruelty Hotline is available 24/7 at 201-573-8900.

    If you believe that the situation you’re contacting us about is an immediate emergency, please contact your local law enforcement authorities right away. In addition to contacting local law enforcement, please also submit your information to the Bergen County SPCA and we will respond to the complaint right away.

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    Resident's Feedback

    I cannot thank the Bergen SPCA enough for their swift response and compassionate action in a recent animal cruelty case in Bergen County, NJ. When I reached out to them about a distressed animal in my neighborhood, they immediately sprang into action, investigating the situation and ensuring the safety and well-being of the animal involved. Their professionalism and dedication to protecting animals in our community are truly commendable. I am grateful for their tireless efforts in making Bergen County a safer place for all creatures.

    Renu Johnson

    Pet Lover

    The Bergen SPCA deserves all the praise for their exemplary work in addressing animal cruelty in Bergen County, NJ. In a recent incident where I encountered a neglected animal in distress, I contacted the SPCA, and they responded promptly. Their team of dedicated individuals worked tirelessly to rescue the animal and provide the necessary care and attention it desperately needed. Their commitment to justice and compassion for animals is truly inspiring, and I cannot thank them enough for their vital role in protecting the vulnerable members of our community.

    Md Nadim Khan

    Pet Lover

    I am immensely grateful to the Bergen SPCA for their invaluable assistance during a distressing animal cruelty situation in Bergen County, NJ. When I came across a case of neglect and abuse, I was at a loss for how to help until I reached out to the Bergen SPCA. Their team's rapid response and unwavering dedication to animals' welfare were nothing short of remarkable. They handled the situation with the utmost professionalism and compassion, ensuring that the animal received the care and support it urgently needed. The Bergen SPCA truly embodies the spirit of compassion and advocacy, and I am proud to support their vital work in our community.

    Maria Juliant

    Pet Lover