Mon – Fri: 8:30 – 4:00
Closed from 12–1pm
Ewing, NJ 08628
Carrie Klakowicz x7175
David Thomas X7621
P: (609) 883-2900 ext. 7691
Township of Ewing
Public Health Officer
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628
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/she 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.
Ewing Township Animal Control does NOT remove healthy wildlife and relocate or lend traps for nuisance wildlife control. New Jersey Fish and Game laws require a specific set of circumstances before wildlife can be disturbed. Also, due to the current rabies epidemic, state wildlife regulations prohibit the release of wildlife anywhere other than the location where it was trapped. In most cases, fox, coyotes, etc. are more scared of humans than humans are of them. Wildlife will usually keep their distance.
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. Ewing Township Code §97.
The animal control officer also investigates all complaints regarding mistreated, neglected or diseased animals.
All dogs must be on leashes at all times when outside of your fenced in property and supervised.
Cat owners are encouraged to keep cats as INDOOR pets and be sure they are spayed/neutered.
Did you know that animal waste from pets can pollute our waters? When left on the ground, pet waste is washed by rain and melting snow and ice into storm drains that carry it to our rivers, lakes, the ocean and drinking water.
Animal waste contains a high concentration of nutrients as well as bacteria and disease-causing microorganisms that can cause problems.
You are required by law to pick up dog feces after your dog. (§97-3).
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 also try to remember as many details of the incident as possible including:
How hot is too hot for your dog? Body temperatures vary depending on your dog's size, so there is no specific ideal temperature. Most dogs begin to show signs of overheating when air temps are between 81 - 85⁰ F.
Signs of Heatstroke in dogs and cats
When you are building an Emergency Kit as a part of your Disaster Preparedness planning, don't forget to include your pet and his supplies. A Pet emergency supply kit typically includes food, water, medicine, first aid kit, collar with ID tag, a harness and leash, travel crate, vaccination record and microchip info, grooming items and toys/treats, sanitation needs including a litter box for your cat. Don't forget that many hotels and public shelters do not allow pets inside. Know a safe place where you can take your pet. Find a backup caregiver in case you cannot get to your pet.
Strays are picked up by the Animal Control Officer s and taken to the Ewing Animal Shelter Extension League (EASEL) houses stray animals . They also house lost pets brought in by concerned citizens. If you have lost your pet, please call the shelter at 609-883-0540.
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 Rabies Vaccine Clinic Flyer for dates for the current year.
Pets can be affected by HAB toxins by drinking affected water, licking their fur or eating algae. If untreated, cyanobacterial poisonings are usually fatal in dogs. Even in cases where a poisoned dog receives prompt veterinary care, it may not fully recover. For more information see: Harmful Algal Blooms and Pets, published by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection.
Deceased wildlife on private property is the responsibility of the homeowner to remove. Wearing heavy gloves, and/or using a shovel, double bag the animal in heavy duty trash bags, secured by a tight knot or twist tie. Then, place the animal in your garbage can with a tight-fitting lid.
Deceased wildlife on public property or roadways will be removed by Ewing Animal Control.
Deceased dogs or cats on private or public property should be reported to Animal Control to remove so we may search for a microchip or tag and locate the owner.
Deceased adult deer on private property should be moved to the edge of the street. Notify Animal Control and our removal service will come pick it up.
Contact Animal Control @ 609-883-2900 X7175