SEAVILLE - The Township of Dennis would like to inform residents that they will be given a 10 day grace period in which they can license their dogs without paying the penalty late fees which normally would have begun Feb. 1, 2014.
For every license registered after Feb. 10, 2014, a late fee of five dollars ($5.) will be charged, so the residents are encouraged to visit the township hall and take advantage of this grace period offer.
Shore Animal Control will be patrolling door to door the month of February to ensure all dogs have their rabies vaccination up to date and are in compliance with the township license ordinance. (Note: Rabies vaccinations, which expire on or before Oct. 31, 2014, cannot be licensed without an updated rabies vaccination booster). Rabies vaccinations are required by State Law.
Below are the following fees for Dogs:
• Spayed or Neutered $10.00*
• If not $12.00*
• Late fee after Feb. 1 increases cost by $5.00 to $15.00 for spayed or neutered and $17.00 if not.
*All licenses requested by mail will cost $0.50 extra per license or enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
To apply for the license, please visit the township hall at 571 Petersburg Road, PO Box 204, Dennisville, NJ 08214. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Shore Animal Control is encouraging all residents to bring their pets indoors during these extreme temperatures. Dogs and cats are very susceptible to frostbite during these lower temperatures. Dr. Nick Holland, owner of Shore Animal Control Services recommends all pets be brought indoors with temperatures below 40 degrees. Holland continues, “Older pets and short haired pets are especially vulnerable to hypothermia during these extreme temperatures. Dogs should be let outside to relieve themselves no more than 15 minutes when temperatures are below 32 degrees. Be alert for signs of frostbite and injury. Dogs' ears, paws and tails are especially susceptible, and if you suspect frostbite, contact your veterinarian. If your dog plays on ice or hard, frozen dirt, check his paws for cuts and always wipe his feet after a walk in the snow to remove ice pellets and salt deposits.”