Office of Animal Welfare

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Enhance the Department of Health's provision of animal welfare services.


Enhance and develop, as appropriate, regulations, education and training, standard operating procedures, programs and “Best Practices” that promote animal welfare throughout the State of New Jersey.

Dog Objective

Cat Objective

Enhance oversight of, coordination with and outreach to local and regional health departments, animal control services, municipalities, kennels, pet shops, shelters, pounds and the animal rescue community.