DOMESTIC ANIMAL BITES
All domsestic animal (dogs / cats) bites must be reported to the local health department. If the bite occurs during normal business hours (Monday through Friday – 8:30-4:30) contact Animal Control at (609) 737-0120. Contact the Police Department at (609) 737-3100 at all other times.
Be sure to obtain the name, address, phone number and description of the animal's owner at a minimum. If an involved party is leaving without providing information, write down a license plate or other information that would assist in locating the individual. Do not attempt to detain anyone.
Domestic animal bites involving humans requires a 10 day quarantine of the biting animal for rabies observation. This will help the bitten person avoid post exposure rabies prophylaxis.
If bitten by wildlife, it is critical to maintain sight of the animal until police or animal control arrive and capture the animal. If the animal cannot be tested for rabies, the bitten individual will require post exposure prophylaxis.