The Office of Veterinary Public Health promotes the health and welfare of companion animals and promotes responsible pet care.
The Office of Veterinary Public Health provides assistance to municipal governments and local health departments regarding the laws and rules addressing animal control, animal facility licensing and sanitary rules, dog licensing, and the training of Animal Control Officers (ACOs) and Animal Cruelty Investigators (ACIs). Veterinary Public Health is part of the Infectious and Zoonotic Disease Program of the New Jersey Department of Health.
If you have information regarding animal cruelty or abuse involving pets or wildlife, contact any of the following agencies:
To report animal cruelty or abuse involving livestock, horses, or poultry, contact the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Health at 609-671-6400 or Manoel.firstname.lastname@example.org
Wildlife and Exotic Animals
Dead Animal Removal
The Office of Veterinary Public Health
Infectious and Zoonotic Disease Program
New Jersey Department of Health
Phone: 609-826-4872 or 609-826-5964
Cathleen D. Bennett
P.O. Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625
New Jersey is home to over 2,000 licensed hospitals, nursing homes, and medical care facilities. The New Jersey Department of Health works to ensure that citizens receive appropriate levels of care in every regulated facility.
New Jersey's local and county health departments are community-based public health service and a first point of contact for questions about public health services or health conditions.