HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- All Hasbrouck Heights residents who have licensed dogs will be receiving the renewal applications for 2019 in the mail from the Borough's Board of Health. 

The deadline for registration is January 31, 2019. Registration can be done by mail or in-person. Any dog owner who does not receive the application can download it from the department's website or call for a replacement. If owners no longer have their pet, they are also asked to contact the Health Department.

Upon registration, dog owners will receive a packet of information regarding all the new animal cruelty laws passed this year, which was mandated by the state, said Laura French, Board of Health Secretary and Registrar. The Guide to Prevention of Animal Cruelty Laws provides an overview of the legislation, prohibitions and compliance, including penalties and fines ranging from $250 to $5000.

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The guide includes areas such as Unlawful Treatment of Animals, Evacuation Orders, Cruelly Restraining a Dog, and Unlawful Confinement. Some of the unlawful acts of cruelty include abuse or killing of an animal, neglect, leaving an animal unattended in a vehicle under inhumane conditions, torment and torture, bodily harm, sexual abuse or contact. All the animal cruelty information can also be found on the website.

Any questions about license renewal or the new animal cruelty laws can be answered by the Hasbrouck Heights Health Department at 201-288-1636.


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