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Animal Control General Information

Dog Licensing Regulations

No person shall keep or harbor any dog within the Township in the County of Hunterdon without first obtaining a license, to be issued by the Dog Licensing Agent upon application by the owner and payment of the prescribed fee, and no person shall keep or harbor any dog in the Township except in compliance with the provisions of this article and all applicable state statutes.
Any person who shall own, keep or harbor a dog which has attained the age of seven months or which possesses a set of permanent teeth. shall annually apply for and procure from the Dog Licensing Agent of the Township a license and official metal registration tag for each such dog so owned, kept, or harbored and shall place upon such dog a collar or harness with the registration tag securely fastened thereto.
No license or registration tag shall issue for any dog unless the owner thereof provides evidence that the dog to be registered and licensed has been inoculated with a rabies vaccine in accordance with state requirements set forth in N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.4.
A person applying for a one-year license and registration tag shall pay a fee of $17 in 2021 and $18 in 2022 and thereafter. Persons applying for a license who present a certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian stating that the dog has been spayed or neutered shall be entitled to a reduction of $3 in the annual fee.
Annual dog licenses shall be obtained during the month of April of each year and specifically on or prior to May 10 of each year. Said licenses shall expire on May 1 one year later.
A person who applies for a license subsequent to May 10 of any year shall pay a penalty of $15 per license, in addition to the license fee. As a courtesy, written notification shall be sent to all persons who have not obtained their annual dog license by May 20 of any year indicating that those persons have 45 days from May 20 to obtain their dog license by payment of the licensing fee as well as the late fee of $15. The notification shall further state that, should the dog license not be obtained within 45 days following May 20 of any year, a summons will be issued requiring an appearance in Municipal Court to address the failure of the individual to obtain his/her annual dog license. Should the matter go to court, and the person who has failed to obtain his/her annual dog license be found guilty of that violation, that person will also be responsible to pay all court costs and fines imposed by the court in connection with the matter.
Cat Rabies Vaccination Regulations

Cats shall include domesticated and feral cats.

No person shall own or maintain any cat over three months of age, within Kingwood Township, unless such cat has been vaccinated against rabies.  
All cats shall be vaccinated by a licensed veterinarian in accordance with the current "Compendium of Animal Rabies Vaccines and Recommendations for Immunization," published by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians.

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