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Animals in the Community

Animal Control Officer

The Ewing Township Animal Control Officer operates under the auspices of the Health Department and enforces all municipal and state regulations concerning the care and treatment of animals. He responds to citizen complaints concerning small animals, picks up strays, investigates animal bites, removes dead animals from Township roadways and provides rescue for sick, mistreated or abandoned animals at the township’s animal shelter.

Animal Bites

All animal bites should be reported to the Health Department to reduce the risk from aggressive animals and to help curb the potential transmission of rabies.  Please try to remember as many details of the incident as possible including:

  • description of the animal,
  • the time and location of the incident,
  • where the animal went and
  • Note the name, address and phone number of the animal’s owner, if known.


The animal control officer also investigates all complaints regarding mistreated, neglected or diseased animals.

Roadside Animals

Animal carcasses can present health hazards.  If you come across an animal carcass alongside of the road or other location, we ask that you notify the animal control officer. Township staff will respond as soon as possible to mark and remove the dead animal.

Lost & Found Animals

The Ewing Animal Shelter Extension League (EASEL) houses stray animals that have been picked up by animal control officers and lost pets brought in by concerned citizens.  If you have lost your pet, please call the shelter at 609-883-0540.

Pet Cruelty Law (NJ)

Overview of the amendments to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act  (New Jersey Statutes Annotated Title 4 Agriculture and Domestic Animals Section 4:22-17 - Cruelty; Certain Acts, Crime; Degrees and Section 4: 22-26).

Contact Us

Health Administrator
Teri Vacirca x7691

Health Officer
Kristin Reed

Administrative Assistant
Junior Abel x7619

Health Inspector
Carol Martin x7695

Heather Larovere x7686

Sharon Canulli x7685

Animal Control Officers
Rick Moore x7175
Junior Abel x7178

Office Phone

p: (609) 883-2900 ext. 7691
f: (609) 883-0215

Mailing Address
Township of Ewing
Public Health Officer
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628

Hours of Operation
(except holidays)
M-F 8:30am - 4:30pm

Municipal Building 
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628
(609) 883-2900 
 M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Senior & Community Center 
999 Lower Ferry Road 
Ewing, NJ 08628 
(609) 883-1776 
 M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Hollowbrook Community Center
320 Hollowbrook Drive
Ewing, NJ  08638
(609)  883-1199
M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Scotch Road (Public Works) 
Bulk and Electronic Items 
Th-F: 7:00am - 3:00pm 
 Sat: 7:00am - 2:30pm

Jack Stephan Way (Brush Drop-off) 
M-Sat: 7:30am - 2:30pm 

Ewing Animal Shelter 
4 Jake Garzio Drive 
 (609) 771-8076

Ewing Police 
2 Jake Garzio Drive 
 (609) 882-1313

Ewing Branch Library 
61 Scotch Road 
 (609) 882-3130

Rental Property Concern Hotline 
 (609) 323-1177

Ewing Public Schools 
2099 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08618
P: (609) 538-9800
F: (609) 538-0041

Weather Central 
Courtesy of PHVFC

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