All animal bites must be reported to the Police Department at 609-443-1234. The ACO and the Health Department will work together to investigate the case and institute control measures to address potential rabies exposures. State laws require that animal bites and rabies exposures to humans or domestic animals must be reported.
If your dog or cat bites someone, it will be quarantined at home for 10 days to allow for a rabies observation period. Rabies vaccination records will be requested from pet owners. After ten days, healthy cats and dogs are released from confinement during a home visit conducted by the ACO or a Health Department representative.