- Board of Health
- Pet Licensing
Licenses must be renewed every January. All dogs and cats seven months or older residing in the Borough must be licensed.
There are three ways you can license your pet.
1. Online via pet licensing portal Pet Licensing Portal
2. By mail
The pet's current rabies immunization must cover the duration of the licensing period.
Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 8:23A-4.2, to issue a dog license, the pet owner must first supply to the dog licensing clerk, a rabies vaccination certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian indicating that the animal’s duration of immunity extends throughout at least the first ten months of the twelvemonth licensing period
- Altered / Neutered: $10
- Non-Altered / Non-Neutered: $15
- $25 Late Fee for all previously licensed pets, applicable on March 1.
WESTWOOD RABIES VACCINATION CLINIC
NOVEMBER 4, 2023 - Cats 12-12:30pm Dogs 12:30-2pm
at the Train Station, on Broadway.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED PRIOR TO CLINIC. RABIES CLINIC FORM
Return the RABIES CLINIC FORM and previous proof of rabies either by mail or email to email@example.com or drop it off in person.
The vaccine will be given to dogs and cats age four months and older. If the owner can show proof of previous rabies inoculation, the vaccine will have a duration of three years. Dogs and cats under one year of age, or those who cannot show proof of receiving previous rabies inoculation will have to be re-vaccinated in one year. All dogs and cats must be accompanied by an adult. All cats must be in a SECURE CARRIER. All dogs must be on a leash or in a carrier, NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES. Any owner who brings a pet that is not secured by a leash or in a carrier will be turned away from the clinic. Please direct all questions to the Westwood Health Department at 201-664-7100 Ext. 129.
DISPOSING OF PET WASTE
All pet owners and keepers are required to immediately and properly dispose of their pets solid waste deposited on any property, public or private, not owned or possessed by that person. https://ecode360.com/13846822
All animal bites that have occurred in Westwood should be reported to the Health Department. Warm blooded animals, such as cats, dogs, bats, raccoons, skunks and other wildlife can carry and transmit rabies.
Animal Resources http://www.savenjbears.com/pdf/HeyKids.pdf
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