Animal Welfare

The Office of Veterinary Public Health promotes the health and welfare of companion animals and promotes responsible pet care.

The Office of Veterinary Public Health provides assistance to municipal governments and local health departments regarding the laws and rules addressing animal control, animal facility licensing and sanitary rules, dog licensing, and the training of Animal Control Officers (ACOs) and Animal Cruelty Investigators (ACIs). Veterinary Public Health is part of the Infectious and Zoonotic Disease Program of the New Jersey Department of Health.

Information call be found on the State of NJ Public Health site or in the documents below.

Laws & Penalties