Animal Control Office
Dog Licenses must be renewed each Year by January 31st!
THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY MANDATES ALL DOGS MUST HAVE CURRENT RABIES VACCINATIONS PURSUANT TO NJSA 4:19-15.1 et seq. AND REQUIRES ALL MUNICIPALITIES TO MONITOR SUCH BY THE LICENSING OF DOGS, THEREFORE EVERY DOG OWNER IN LUMBERTON TOWNSHIP MUST LICENSE THEIR PET THIS YEAR AND EVERY YEAR WITHOUT EXCEPTION.
Dog Licenses may be purchased at the Township Clerk Office, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.
Which Dogs to License – All dogs seven (7) months old or older, possessing a permanent set of teeth must have a license.
When to Obtain License – License must be renewed annually on or before the 31st of January each year. After January 31st, a four ($4) dollar late charge will be assessed. If the dog is new to the family or just moved to Lumberton Township, no late charge will be applied. If the rabies certificate expires prior to November 1st of the licensing year, the late fee will be waived when renewed within 30 days of the certificate expiration date.
How to Obtain License – Dog licenses may be obtained from the Township Clerk Office, weekdays 8:00am to 4:00pm. The license fee is $11.20, or if your pet has not been spayed/neutered the fee is $14.20. You must provide proof of current rabies vaccination which must be valid through November 1st of the licensing year.
By Mail – Mail the completed application, applicable fee, and current rabies vaccination certificate along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Lumberton Township Clerk, 35 Municipal Drive Lumberton, NJ 08048. Licenses and tags will be returned by mail.
Where to Obtain Rabies Vaccination – Rabies vaccination may be obtained from your Veterinarian or at a clinic conducted by Lumberton Township each January. The vaccine used at the Township’s Clinic is provided free to residents and is funded from a portion of the annual license fee.
When you Receive Dog License – The dog license tag shall be affixed to a substantial collar (furnished by the owner) and must be attached to the dog at all times.
Female Dogs in Season – Female dogs in heat shall not go beyond the premises of the owner.
Dogs Running at Large – Owners are subject to a fine if their dog is running loose, not led by a leash, chain, etc., whether picked up by Animal Control or not.
Cats Running at Large – Owners are subject to a fine if their cat is running loose, it shall be considered a public nuisance, if it habitually trespasses upon or damages either private or public property, or annoys, bites, scratches or harms anyone.
Animal Shelter – Any dog or cat running at large will be seized and detained at the Burlington County Animal Shelter for up to seven (7) days. After this period has expired, the dog or cat shall be adopted or disposed of in a humane manner by the local authorities. If the owner wishes to retrieve the dog or cat, current proof of license must be shown. For payment/charges in order to retrieve your animal from the County Shelter, call 609-265-5073.
Disturbing Noises – No dog shall be kept which habitually barks, whines, howls or makes other disturbing noises.
Vicious Dogs – Any dog that has attacked, chased or snapped at a human being unlawfully or attacked another or domestic pet, whether on or off premises of its owner, shall be considered a vicious dog.
Public Health Nuisance Code of N.J. Section II-2.1, 2.2 Lumberton Twp. Ord. Section 136-811 Owners of DOGS & CATS are responsible for cleaning up and disposing of all pet waste. OWNERS ARE SUBJECT TO FINES UNDER THE PUBLIC HEALTH CODE.
Call (609) 685-3384 for the Animal Control Officer, Charles Garrity of NJ Animal Control, LLC.
DOGS WHO BITE
If your dog bites someone, do the following:
1. Call Police at (609)267-8300 immediately.
2. Advise person bitten by your dog to see a doctor immediately.
3. Isolate the pet for 10 days, in the home or at the Burlington County Animal Shelter, which is at the discretion of the Animal Control Officer. If the Animal Control Officer impounds the dog at the shelter, the owner is responsible for any costs incurred.
BURLINGTON COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER
Located on Woodlane Road (CR 630) in Westampton Township. From Lumberton use the Mt. Holly By-pass (CR 541) to Burlington Mt. Holly Road (CR 541) make a left at traffic light. Use jug handle at next traffic light to make a left to get onto Woodland Road. Continue on Woodland Road past the Health and Human Services building to main County Complex, make a right into their entrance. The Shelter is located at the rear of the Complex.
Visit website: http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/168/Animal-Shelter
SHELTER HOURS OF OPERATION:
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri & Sat – 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Thurs – 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Sun – CLOSED
BURLINGTON COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER FEE SCHEDULE for any dog or cat picked up and taken to the Animal Shelter:
$5 – Per receipt of animal for registration
$4 – Maintenance and lodging per day to be paid by owner who reclaims the animal
$15 – Veterinarian Service
$25 – Surrender Fee for a spayed/neutered dog or cat
$45 – Surrender Fee for a non-spayed/non-neutered dog or cat
Call the Police at (609) 267-8300 if you observe a stray, injured or dead dog or cat on public streets. The Police Officer will take appropriate action. If veterinarian services are provided the owner, if known, will be responsible for any cost incurred.
REMINDER TO ALL DOG & CAT OWNERS: There is a maximum of 4 dogs and/or 6 cats permitted per residence pursuant to Lumberton Township Ordinance.