About Us

The Passaic County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is a non-profit, all volunteer, humane law enforcement agency and advocacy group, authorized by the State of New Jersey to investigate and enforce New Jersey’s animal cruelty laws. Operating since the 1890s, Passaic County SPCA is an officially chartered branch of the New Jersey State SPCA, and is the ONLY law enforcement agency in the county that focuses solely on the prevention of animal cruelty and neglect.

PCSPCA’s membership is made up of women and men who dedicate their time and expertise to help and care for any animal found in a cruel or abusive situation. Although some circumstances may force us to arrest or bring charges against individuals, one of our primary goals is education.  It is the philosophy of this agency that proper education on pet ownership is the best way to prevent cruelty and neglect.  Our members also conduct community outreach through elementary school presentations, low-cost veterinary clinics, street fair appearances, and more!

Our sworn Agents and Officers are police academy trained and undergo a PTC-certified Humane Law Enforcement Officer basic training course. In addition to volunteering their time and expertise, these officers often purchase uniforms and equipment at their own expense. Although we work closely with local law enforcement and veterinarians, circumstances often place the cost of care and treatment for animals solely on our shoulders.

As a non-profit agency, the Passaic County SPCA receives NO state, county, or local funding. Our continued mission relies on financial assistance from our animal advocates and lovers, and through fines levied from the successful prosecution of animal abuse criminals.

The Passaic County SPCA is on call 24 hours a day. If you encounter an animal cruelty law violation or are aware of one, contact us at (973) 773-0459 to have an officer dispatched to investigate.