Animal Protection Services

***Westwood Pet Licensing is extended to May 31, 2022***

***The Rabies clinic has been postponed till later in the year. 

 A new date will be posted here on the website.  

Pet Licensing

All dogs and cats seven months or older residing in the Borough must be licensed. The pet's current rabies immunization must cover the duration of the licensing period. Licenses are renewable every January.  For more information or questions call 201-664-7100, ext.129. 

Pet Licensing Application 2022


  • Altered / Neutered: $10
  • Non-Altered / Non-Neutered: $15
  • Late Fee for all previously licensed pets, applicable on March 1: $25

Animal Bites

Reporting of all animal bites that have occurred in Westwood.  Warm blooded animals, such as cats, dogs, bats, raccoons, skunks and other wildlife can carry and transmit rabies.

Animal Resources

4:22-17 Cruelty; certain acts, crime; degrees 

4:22-26 Penalties for various acts constituting cruelty 

Guide to Prevention of Animal Cruelty Laws 2018