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Free Rabies Clinic in Brick This Weekend

Dogs and cats seven months or older must be licensed

Dog and cat licenses for the 2012 calendar year are due this month, according to an announcement from the township.

Licenses can be obtained either by mail or at the Municipal Building, 401 Chambers Bridge Road, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Exact change or check is required; those requesting licenses by mail must provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

There are four different licenses: a one-year license for a spayed or neutered animal is $10; a one-year license for a non spayed or neutered animal is $13. A three year license is $26 if the pet is spayed or neutered, and $35 if it is not.

There is an administrative charge of $1 per month for any dog or cat registered after Jan. 31.

Additionally, a certificate of rabies vaccination must be presented, and must be current through Nov. 2012 for a one year license or Nov. 2014 for a three year license. Also, if a dog or cat has been spayed or neutered, the owner must present a statement from the veterinarian. 

 The township will host a free rabies clinic for the 2012 licensing year at the Drum Point Sports Complex, 41 Drum Point Road, on Jan. 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pets should be kept on a short leash and accompanied by an adult.

Zerosignal January 09, 2012 at 05:44 PM
License a cat? Really??? Sounds like another money grab by the town
Zerosignal January 09, 2012 at 05:45 PM
How about my goldfish does he need one too??
John C January 09, 2012 at 06:23 PM
They are making sure that the rabies shots are up to date. You have to show them proof of a recent vaccination in order to ger the license. Very important since many people let their cats outside.
Daniel Nee (Editor) January 09, 2012 at 06:27 PM
It's actually a state law that dogs must be licensed. Municipalities simply set the fees. (N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.3) Cats are a municipal ordinance matter, however.
TimeForChange January 09, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Just curious. When was the last report of rabid cat attacking, causing harm or infection to a human being? Anyone know where I can find these stats?
John C January 09, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Before anyone starts blaming this ordinance on the current Administration and Republican Council members the Cat License has been in effect for many years, since before the mid 90s when I moved to Brick.
John C January 09, 2012 at 08:40 PM
when was the last report of a rabid dog attacking, causing harm or infection to a human being? Anyone know where I can find these stats?
TimeForChange January 09, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Well, John C (or is it Steve?) the dog license is a state law, however the town felt the need to create one for the town for cats. That is just a money grab. You know it and we all know it. Not much difference then the ridiculous fees for permits that the town charges. They control that as well. Just a money grab. Now hurry. Run back and tell them what the peasants are saying.
TimeForChange January 09, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Jumping the gun a little there mini-mayor. Just because that is the way that it is, doesn't make it right. Ever hear that before in the "Stevie" world? Probably not.
Susan January 20, 2012 at 11:35 PM
And we're not the only town in NJ with a cat license.
Dave Burke January 23, 2014 at 08:34 AM
Were and when is free rabies?

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