Ken Broome, Health Offical
856-547-8585 – Mayor’s office
Board of Health Members
George Gallen, RN, President
Mary Alice Klaus
Robert Stagliamo, DO, Borough Physician
Dog and cat licenses renewal have been sent to all residents with registered pets.
Please come to the Municipal Building to renew your pet’s license and bring your current rabies information with you. The maximum number of pets that can be licensed to any one household is three.
** HEALTH BULLETIN **
On September 29, 2009, a raccoon picked up in this area tested positive for rabies. Rabies is a serios illness which can be prevented by early treatment (prophylaxis). If you have bee bitten or scratched by a raccoon it is important that you seek medical attention. Do not feed or approach a raccoon. If you see an animal that is behaving strangely, you should call 911. The police and the animal control officer will be dispatched immediately. The following are some things of which you should be aware:
●Do not leave food outside as it will attract wildlife.
●Secure trash cans with tight fitting lids or keep in your garage if possible.
●Do not leave pets or small children outside unattended if you see animals in the area.
●If your pet does not have a current rabies vaccination, get one.
●If you see a nocturnal animal out during the day, please report it. Although it does not necessarily mean the animal is infected, it is best to be safe.
●Strange behavior in wildlife can include the following: Very Lethargic, Agressive Behavior, Unusually friendly behavior, no fear of humans, Walking in circles, stumbling, Out during the day (if nocturnal), Making unusual sounds
●Do not try to handle an animal problem yourself. Call 911.
If you believe that your domestic pets have been in contact with a raccoon, report this to your veterinarian immediately.
For comments or questions, please contact the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services, Norma Allen at 856-374-6367 and Stephen Walter at 856-374-6356.
For additional information click here or go to http://nj.gov/health/cd/f_rabies.htm.