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Middletown Dogs Invited To Free Rabies Clinic, Registration

The annual census of the dogs is now taking place. The clinic is on Jan. 12.

On Saturday, Jan. 12 Middletown Township will hold a free rabies clinic for dogs only from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Croydon Hall in Leonardo. 

Residents can also acquire or renew dog licenses at that time. 

According to information on the township Health Dept. website, all dog licenses expire on December 31st of each year and are renewable by January 31st of each year.  A late fee will be charged for each dog license that is not renewed by January 31st of the licensing year. 

The fees for licenses were updated in August, 2012. The fee for altered pets is $16.00 (proof must be provided), and un-altered is $21.00.

Starting February 1, 2012 a $5.00 late fee is now to be added to the cost of the license. A progressive $2.00 fee is assessed each month starting in March. So a late fee of $7.00 is charged on March 1st, $9.00 on April 1stand so on. 

Penalty for violation of the Dog Statutes may result in a fine of not more than $50.00 for the first offense.

For the dog license application or the VPH-28 form, please visit www.middletownnj.org and look under forms and resources for the Health Department. Animal Control can be contacted at 732-615-2094 to answer your questions. 

The Health Department located at Croydon Hall, 900 Leonardville Rd., Leonardo.  Dogs must be on a leash or in a carrier.  

NJarhead January 11, 2013 at 07:07 PM
Aside from creating a pool of money for Middletown to draw from, what is the point/benefit to the pet owner for "registering" their pet?
marylou January 11, 2013 at 08:10 PM
From what I've heard,if you pet gets out and is taken to the pound,they can locate the owner form the number on it's tag.the town can make sure that the pets are vaccinated for rabies.
Tracy Pease January 15, 2013 at 03:04 PM
Is there going to be another vaccination clinic for dogs anytime soon?

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