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Elmwood Park Reminds Residents To License Pets

State law requires all dogs 6 months or older to be licensed.
State law requires all dogs 6 months or older to be licensed. Photo Credit: Joshua Jongsma

ELMWOOD, N.J. --Renewal mailings have gone out to Elmwood Park residents for the 2016 licensing of dogs and cats.

State law requires all dogs 6 months or older to be licensed. A license only can be issued if the current rabies certificate is valid for at least the first 10 months of the current year. If your pet’s rabies certificate expired prior to Nov. 1, you must vaccinate your pet prior to receiving a new license.

The Bergen County Animal Shelter has a low-cost vaccine clinic twice a month. At the clinic, state residents can have their dog/cat vaccinated against rabies for free. For information regarding the scheduling of clinics, call the Bergen County Animal Shelter at 201-229-4600.

Any license that is not renewed by Jan 31 will be subject to a $20 late charge enforced by a Board of Health ordinance. However, the late fee will be waived for pet owners if an animal receives a rabies vaccine at the rabies clinic operated by the Elmwood Park Health Department. The clinic usually takes place during May, however, at this time the clinic has not yet been scheduled.

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