New Jersey Department of Health’s low cost spay and neuter program is available if you qualify. Please view their website for more information.
Rabies is a fatal disease of the central nervous system that can affect all warm-blooded animals and is enzootic in New Jersey. Infection occurs when saliva from an infected animal is introduced to a host via a bite or a scratch. The infection may take up to six months to become symptomatic, once symptomatic it is untreatable. Infection may be prevented after an exposure by undergoing post-exposure rabies shots.
If your pet is bitten / wounded by an unknown animal please contact your veterinarian and the Health Department as soon as possible. To limit your possible exposure to this disease please make sure that all your pets have a current vaccination and are licensed. Free vaccinations can be obtained at clinics throughout the state, please see the Rabies Clinics section for a current list.