Rabies, Bites, Pet Licensing, & Shelters
Additionally, click here for information on rabies clinics at the Bergen County Animal Shelter
Animal Bites & Rabies Control
Call the Police for:
- Sick, injured or dangerous animals
- Stray domestic animals
Call Tyco Animal Control at 201 652-4554 for:
- Dead animals on public property
- Dead animals on private property (removal fee)
- Nuisance Wildlife (removal fee)
- Leash law, licensing and pooper scooper violations
- Report of a lost pet
Tyco Animal Control services the following NWBRHC Towns:
- Franklin Lakes
- Midland Park
- Saddle River
- Washington Township
Contact the Municipal Clerk for pet licensing information.
Animal Control Services & Animal Shelter Operations
Kennels, pet shops, animal shelters and pounds must be inspected at least annually by the local health department and found in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and ordinances before municipalities can license their operation. The regulations for the sanitary operation of kennels, pet shops, animal shelters and pounds address specific requirements that must be met in order for a satisfactory rating to be issued for the facility.
Animal rescue groups are not regulated by the State or local health departments unless they operate an animal shelter facility. Rescue facilities shall comply with the provisions of the animal cruelty statutes.