20 West Prospect Street,

Waldwick, NJ 07463

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Rabies, Bites, Pet Licensing, & Shelters 

Animal Bites & Rabies Control

  • Animal bite reports are received from residents, police departments, doctor’s offices and hospitals

  • NWBRHC checks to see if the animal is licensed (licensing requires proof of Rabies vaccination). 

  • The animal’s owner is sent a Notice of Bite and Confinement to inform them to quarantine the animal for 10 days and observe for any evidence of Rabies.  If the animal has acquired rabies, symptoms will appear within 10 days

    • After the 10 days, NWBRHC contacts the owner to determine if the dog is healthy

    • If healthy, the file is closed. If showing evidence of rabies, the owner must contact Animal Control immediately

Pet Licensing

Contact the Municipal Clerk for pet licensing information.

Animal Control Services & Animal Shelter Operations

Kennels, pet shops, animal shelters and pounds must be inspected at least annually by the local health department and found in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and ordinances before municipalities can license their operation. The regulations for the sanitary operation of kennels, pet shops, animal shelters and pounds address specific requirements that must be met in order for a satisfactory rating to be issued for the facility.

Animal rescue groups are not regulated by the State or local health departments unless they operate an animal shelter facility. Rescue facilities shall comply with the provisions of the animal cruelty statutes.

Tyco Animal Control services the following NWBRHC Towns:

  • Emerson

  • Hillsdale

  • Mahwah

  • Midland Park

  • Montvale

  • Saddle River

  • Waldwick

  • Washington Township

Other Towns


20 West Prospect Street,

Waldwick, NJ 07463

Tel: 201-445-7217

Fax: 201-445-4001