Gloucester County Animal Control rescues bald eagle

The animal control office is open Monday, Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Gloucester County Animal Control Division received a call on Saturday, Dec. 11 in South Harrison Township regarding a sick or injured bald eagle.

Animal control arrived at the scene and immediately contacted Mullica Hill Fire Department for ladder assistance.

“The Gloucester County Animal Control Division responded to the scene and immediately knew they’d need assistance from a fire department. With the help from Elk Township Fire Department and Mullica Hill Fire Department we were able to safely rescue the bald eagle,” said Director Robert M. Damminger.

Director Damminger added that the bald eagle was taken to Tri State Bird Rescue and Research for further testing and care.

“We want to remind residents of the importance of animal safety. If you see an animal that you believe needs care, do not ever approach the animal. Always call animal control for the experts to do their jobs,” said Deputy Director Frank J. DiMarco. “It’s best to contact experts so no one gets hurt- including the animals.”

To read more about when you should call animal control, visit gloucestercountynj.gov/civicalerts.aspx?aid=217

The animal control office is open Monday, Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

When calling 856-881-2828 after-hours, you will be instructed to make a selection:

  • Dial 1 for a non-emergency situation
  • Dial 2 for an emergency. If you select 2 for an emergency you will be transferred to a 911 dispatcher, who will assess your emergency. We ask that residents report only emergencies on the system and use the non-emergency line for any other information.

For more information, please visit gloucestercountynj.gov or call (856) 881-2828.