About Us

The West Milford Animal Shelter Society

The West Milford Animal Shelter Society, Inc. (WMASS) is a 100% volunteer organization and IRS recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. It was formed in 1976 out of a desperate need to establish an adoption program at the West Milford Animal Shelter, a municipal facility.

Mission Statement

The WMASS (West Milford Animal Shelter Society Inc.) is a non-profit humane organization whose purpose is to promote, through direct action and education, the welfare of companion animals, particularly dogs and cats, by finding permanent, loving homes for homeless animals, reducing the number of unwanted pets, encouraging the humane treatment of animals and teaching an appreciation of the human/animal bond.

Board of Directors

President – Paul Laycox

Vice President – Andrea DeSalvia

Operations Manager – John Monahan

Health Officer – MaryLynn Haug

Treasurer – Janet Laycox

Fundraiser / Ad Director – Flo Wilson

Secretary – Paula Whritenour

Shelter Address

P.O. Box 72
Lycosky Drive
West Milford, NJ 07480


Shelter Hours

Monday - Friday
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Wednesday Evening
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

We’re closed on:

  • New Year's Day
  • Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year's Eve