Animal Licensing Officer
Ron’s Animal Shelter (856) 691-4333
ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER:
Ned Shimp (856) 769-3481
A Dog License must be purchased each January; all dog licenses expire on December 31st of each year and are renewable by March 15th of each year. Licenses may be obtained Monday through Friday. To obtain licenses, rabies certificate must be good through October 31st of current year. Failure to comply with Township Code 50-1 will result in a summons being issued. The owner of any newly acquired dog of licensing age (6 months) must apply for and procure a license within ten days after acquisition or age attainment.
Bring proof of current rabies vaccination.
After March 15th all tags will incur a $10.00 late fee.
RENEWAL BY MAIL:
Animal Licensing Officer
P O Box 416
Pedricktown, NJ 08067
(include a self addressed, stamped envelope and check payable to “Oldmans Township”
Dog Census will begin May, 2017. Anyone without a dog license after the census has started will incur a $50 fine in addition to the $10.00 late fee.
Strays – Strays are picked up by the Animal Control Officer and taken to the animal shelter, a veterinarian (if injured), or disposed of if they have died.
Missing Animals – Animal Control is committed to returning dogs and cats to their owners. Animals picked up that do not have license tags identifying them, or those with missing collars, are taken to the shelter. Any dog or cat found should be reported to the Township so we can attempt to return the animal to its owner.
Leaving food and water out for animals can attract unwanted wildlife and insects. If a cat or dog is being fed, it’s presumed to be owned by whomever is feeding it after a period of fifteen days.
If your metal dog tag is misplaced, you may obtain a replacement tag for $1.00. A request for a replacement tag must be made in writing to the Dog Licensing Officer.
Please notify the Dog Licensing Officer if a dog previously licensed has died or is no longer housed in Oldmans Township.
Any household who has six (6) dogs or more housed on their property shall be deemed to operate a kennel, pet shop, shelter or pound and must procure a Kennel License from the Dog Licensing Officer and Salem County Dept. of Health. The annual Kennel License fee for ten (10) or fewer dogs is $200.00.
Disaster Planning for Small Pet Owners:
In the event of an emergency that requires you and your pets to evacuate, here is some advice on how to keep them safe; be sure to have the following items:
- Name and telephone number of your local veterinary hospital
- Portable pet carrier for each pet in your home
- Identification for each pet. This includes collars and tags, current photo of each pet, and copies of vaccinations, town license, microchip and/or tattoo records
- Leashes and other necessary training and handling accessories
- Water bowls and dispensers
- Food bowls
- Pet food, including special diets, in water-safe containers
- Can opener for canned foods
- Extra drinking water
- Daily medications, monthly preventative medications
- Newspapers, towels, blankets, paper towels, baby wipes
- Extra litter box and litter
- Trash bags for waste clean up
- Pet first aid kit