Pets and Deer Information

It is advised  all pets  be vaccinated against rabies.  The (free) Midland Park clinic is held annually in May.  Residents may attend any other local rabies clinic throughout the year sponsored by NWBRHC.  For additional dates and locations, contact the NWBRHC office at 201- 445-7217.  The 2020 rabies clinic was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Residents are welcome to attend other local clinics - please visit the NWBRHC website for dates and locations.

Animal bites continue to be an increasing occurrence. Please keep dogs on leashes when outside of a fenced yard. Please also be considerate of others' yards and properties and pick up after your pet.

Our local deer population has grown significantly. Lyme disease continues to be a major health concern in our area. Only deer ticks transmit Lyme disease and deer are seen more frequently now in our neighborhoods. Tick bites can often be prevented by wearing tick-repellant clothing. Pets can be treated monthly. Removing a tick quickly may often prevent a person from contracting Lyme disease. Check yourselves, children and pets regularly for the presence of ticks after being outdoors. For additional information contact the NWBRHC website. Other informative websites include The American Lyme Disease Foundation and Lymenet, a New Jersey organization at