PARSIPPANY, NJ - Parsippany-Troy Hills Animal Control Center is now a "no-kill" facility. No animal is ever euthanized for lack of space. Adoptable cats and dogs reside there until they find a home.  

In New Jersey, state law gives the responsibility of animal control to local governments and requires that stray dogs be held for seven days before they are either put up for adoption or killed. The state also chartered the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to investigate animal cruelty. 

For Parsippany, it's a strong message to send to the shelters across the state of New Jersey, that the elected officials at the state level want to put an end to the killing. New Jersey overall has been doing well, with an aggregate shelter save rate of approximately 79%. 

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It's an even bigger responsibility for the town's shelter, being that at the same time, residents can be endangered by strays, which may bite unwitting children, contract rabies or spread afflictions such as fleas and ringworm.

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In an emergency, an Animal Control Officer can be reached by calling the Police Department at 973-263-4300.