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Domestic Animals

Dog Licensing

All dogs age seven months or older must be licensed and immunized against rabies infection, with the latter expiring no earlier than April 1 of the coming year. Licenses may be renewed each June and are valid for one calendar year. Proof of immunization and sterilization (if applicable) is required at the time of licensing.  Licensing is managed by the Municipal Clerk's Office.  For more information see the Dog Licensing page on this website. 

Rabies Clinics

The Ewing Township Health Department offers Free Rabies Vaccination Clinics by a licensed veterinarian periodically throughout the year as a service for all residents who own dogs and cats. Proof of licensing and registration for dogs is required for participation. Pets must be brought to the clinic site on a leash or in an appropriate carrier by someone capable of maintaining control of the animal. Be sure to bring the prior year's documentation with you to the clinic.  Check our Newsroom page for dates for the current year.

Dog Park  at Banchoff Park

Ewing Township has award winning recreational facilities and the Dog Park at Banchoff Park addresses the needs of our canine population to run free and socialize with other pets.  There is a fountain with human and canine spigots.  For more information about using the Dog Park see our Municipal Parks page on this website.

Questions? Need more information? Call (609) 883-1776 Ext. 2


The Township of Ewing contracts with EASEL (Ewing Animal Shelter Extension League), a nonprofit animal welfare organization to operate the Ewing Animal Shelter at the Municipal Complex (behind the municipal building) at 4 Jake Garzio Dr., Ewing Township, NJ 08618.  
Pets are available for adoption during the following hours:

  • Monday - Friday 12pm-3pm
  • Saturday-Sunday 12pm-3pm
  • Wednesday Evenings 5pm-7pm

For more information call (609) 883-0540.


Give Me Shelter takes an inside look at the Ewing Animal Shelter and EASEL (Ewing Animal Shelter Extension League) in their efforts to find homes for man’s best friend. From the opening of a new shelter to adoption days, this documentary explores ways in which people can help.  Join us in our efforts to provide these animals with better lives by giving back to local animal shelters.

Our thanks to TCNJ students Carolina Chica, Colin Beirne, Monica Blumenstein, Connor Kennedy and Joe Vasile. Congratulations on a job well done!

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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