Animal Control - General Info

Who We Are

Diane Ferrante – Assistant Animal Control Officer
Michael Kern

Phone: (732) 797-1413
Email: berkeleyanimalcontrol@comcast.net

All Codes pertaining to Animal Control can be found here. (Chapter 9, Animal Control)

The Animal Control Office now covers not only Berkeley Township, but Pine Beach, Ocean Gate, Seaside Park and the Borough South Toms River.

Strays are picked up and brought to the Ocean County Animal Shelter in Manahawkin:
SOCAF
327 Hay Road, Manahawkin, NJ
Phone: (609) 978-0127

General Info

Programs covered by the Berkeley Township Animal Control are Dog and Cat Licensing, Animal Census taking, and the Free Rabies Clinic offered twice a year to further address the Township's needs.

Berkeley Animal Control also works in conjunction with the Office of Emergency Management (O.E.M.) in the event of natural disasters or emergencies to help you and your animals maintain safety and comfort in times of crisis.

Please address all your pet/animal concerns for domesticated and/or wildlife to Berkeley Animal Control at (732) 797-1413, or in an emergency to Berkeley Township Police Department at (732) 341-6600.

Dog License Application Chapter 9-1.4

Please keep in mind you need to have Current Proof of your Rabies vaccination to License your Dog.

Dog License Application Form

Licenses will be sold at Town Hall in the Meeting Room, Monday Through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm through the month of January. After January 31st all Licenses must be submitted by Mail. NO EXCEPTIONS.

DOG LICENSES ARE DUE ANNUALLY BY JANUARY 31ST
$5.00 late fee applies after January 31st of every licensing year

(New dogs excluded)

Rabies Vaccinations must not expire before November of the Licensing year in order to obtain a license a new rabies vaccination certificate must be provided.

Berkeley Township holds FREE Rabies Clinics in the fall and spring check the Internet or call Town Hall for details

Cat License Application Chapter 9-8.3

All cats in Berkeley Township even if they are “indoors “ are required to be Licensed.

Please keep in mind you need to have Current Proof of your Rabies vaccination to License your Cat.

Licenses will be sold at Town Hall Monday Through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm through the month of June. After June 30th all Licenses must be submitted by Mail. NO EXCEPTIONS

Cat License Application Form

Rabies Clinic

Berkeley Township holds two free Rabies Clinics per year one in the spring and one in the fall. Only dogs and cats will be vaccinated. Please bring proof of prior Rabies vaccination for a three year shot. If you don't bring proof a one year vaccination certificate will be issued. Our next scheduled Rabies clinic is:

Date: Saturday, November 1, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Place: Bayville First Aid Squad Building at the corner of Station Road and Route 9. To Park turn onto Station Road and park in the Berkeley Township Elementary School lot behind the First aid squad building.

Licenses WILL NOT be sold.

Free Rabies Clinic at Ocean County Animal Shelter - every other Wednesday
11:00AM-12:00PM
NOCAF, 615 Freemont Avenue, Jackson, NJ Call 732 657-8086 for appointment
Free Rabies Clinic at Ocean County Animal Shelter by appointment only

Free Rabies Clinic at Ocean County Animal Shelter - every other Wednesday
11:00AM-12:00PM
SOCAF, 327 Hay Road, Manahawkin, NJ Call 609 978-0127 for appointment
Free Rabies Clinic at Ocean County Animal Shelter by appointment only

An Ordinance Amending Chapter IX Entitled "Animal Control. Fees for Traps and Surrender"

9-10 Geese, Ducks and other Waterfowl.

9-10.1 Feeding Prohibited.

No person or persons shall feed, cause to be fed or provide food for geese, ducks or other waterfowl on publicly or privately owned lands within the Township of Berkeley. (Ord. No. 00-2-OAB § 4)

9-10.2 Exceptions.

This section shall not be construed to prohibit humane acts towards geese, ducks or other waterfowl on an individual basis, such as the temporary nurturing of a wounded bird, provided same is not done on property of the Township of Berkeley. (Ord. No. 00-2-OAB § 4)

9-10.3 Abandonment Prohibited.

No person or persons shall abandon, leave or discard any geese, ducks or other waterfowl on any private lands within the Township of Berkeley. (Ord. No. 00-2-OAB § 4)

9-10.4 Enforcement.

The Animal Control Officer, Code Enforcement Officer, and/or the Ocean County Board of Health are hereby authorized and directed to enforce the provisions of this section. (Ord. No. 00-2-OAB § 4)

9-10.5 Violations and Penalties.

Any person who violates any one (1) or more subsections of this section shall be subject to a fine of not more than two hundred fifty ($250.00) dollars for each separate offense and may be ordered to perform community service not to exceed ten (10) days in duration. (Ord. No. 00-2-OAB § 4)