The Township requires all dogs and cats 7 months or older to have a license. Licenses are renewed annually. Dog licenses are renewed in January and cat licenses are renewed in September. You can obtain a license at the Municipal Clerk’s Office. Proof of current rabies certification and proof of spaying or neutering must be presented at the time the license is applied for. The fee is $11.00 if spayed or neutered and $14.00 if not spayed or neutered. A delinquent fee will be assessed in the amount of $5.00 plus $1.00 per month for each month the fee remains unpaid. For any additional, please contact the Municipal Clerk’s Office at 609.844.7000.
Free rabies clinics are scheduled twice a year to coincide with each of the licensing periods for dogs and cats. Advance notice on this will be posted on the website for these events Please adhere to the following guidelines to participate in the clinic:
All dogs must be securely leashed.
Muzzles are recommended if your dog is not used to being around other pets or people.
All pets must be under the close supervision of an adult at all times.
Cats must be in suitable carriers.
No children under the age of 7 years old may be present at the clinic.
Should you have any further questions, please contact our Animal Control Officer at 609.844.7092.
Please call the Lawrence Township Police Department at 609.896.1111.
Examples of animal emergencies are as follows:
Domestic animal is struck by a car and is still alive.
Animal is sick or injured.
Stray animals that are attacking residents or causing a threat.
Wildlife in the living space of a residence.
Please call the Lawrence Township Animal Control Officer at 609.844.7092 between 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (Monday--Friday).
The Mercer County Wildlife Center, located on Route 29, Titusville, NJ, is open 365 days a year.
The telephone Number for Wildlife Center is 609.303-0552.
The link to its site is here: Mercer County Wildlife Center
There are many Township ordinances pertaining to animals.
Click the link below to see a summary of ordinances regarding licensing, running at large, noise, animal waste, and feeding wildlife.
Free rabies clinics are scheduled twice a year to coincide with each of the licensing periods for dogs and cats. Advanced notice will be given prior to these events. The rabies vaccine is available for both dogs and cats. Clinics will be held rain or shine. Please adhere to the following guidelines:
Should you have any questions, please contact the Animal Control Officer at 609.844.7092