SOUTH AMBOY – Pet owners are reminded that all dogs over seven months old need to be licensed by the city. South Amboy will begin a canvassing program in April to identify residents who are harboring unlicensed dogs.
Pet owners have until April 30 to apply for licenses under the city’s amnesty program, and no fins will be issued. If you have a dog over seven months old that is not licensed, call Laura Kalantsis at 1-732-525-5941 or email KalantsisL@southamboynj.gov.
To obtain a dog license, your pet will need a rabies vaccination good through 2012. The city will hold two free rabies clinics, one on Tuesday, April 10 at Mechanicsville Firehouse from 6:30-9 p.m. (6-6:30 p.m. for cats) and one on Saturday, April 14 at Independence Firehouse (Broadway) from 9:30 a.m. to noon (9-9:30 a.m. for cats.)
Dog licenses are $11, or $8 if the dog has been spayed or neutered. The fine for harboring unlicensed dogs is $50 for each animal.
A city ordinance also prohibits the feeding of stray cats and imposes a fine of up to $100 for each offense.
Concerns over cat colonies should be reported to Whiskers Rescue at 1-732-921-0616. Any other cat issues should be reported to Woodbridge Animal Control at 1-732-855-0600 x5007. Woodbridge Animal Control handles all domestic animal control issues under an interlocal agreement with South Amboy. After business hours, call the Woodbridge Police Department at 1-732-634-7700.
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