JERSEY CITY â€“ Mayor Steven M. Fulop and the Department of Health & Human Services isÂ pleased to announce its First Annual Pet Wellness Week, which is being made possible with a $10,000Â grant from the ASPCAÂ® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) that will provideÂ 450 FREE rabies vaccinations for Jersey City dogs and cats. HHS is also partnering with People for
Animals at each of the clinics.
TUESDAY, OCT. 15th, 2 pm to 7 pm, Mary McLeod Bethune Center (140 MartinÂ Luther King Jr. Dr., parking lot)
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16th, 2 pm to 7 pm, City Hall Park (280 Grove St.)
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17th, 2 pm to 7 pm, Pershing Field (210 Central Ave.)
â€œJersey City residents care about their pets and know that healthy pets make a great contribution to theÂ quality of life in Jersey City,â€ said Mayor Fulop. â€œPet Wellness Week is one of our initiatives to helpÂ people take good care of their companion animals.â€
All dogs receiving free rabies vaccinations must get new or renewal licenses. In addition to free rabiesÂ vaccinations for the first 150 dogs and cats at each location, Jersey City will offer convenient on-site dogÂ licensing ($8/year for spayed/neutered dogs, $12 for unaltered, check or money order only). People forÂ Animals will offer discounted pet services: microchipping for pet identification, basic veterinaryÂ treatments, and scheduling of low-cost spay and neuter procedures (off-site). All participants will beÂ enrolled in the Responsible Pet Owner program, which gives discounts to many pet-related businesses inÂ Jersey City.
All events will be held outdoors, rain or shine. In cases of more severe weather, please check for
possible cancellation with the Dept. of Health and Human Services, (201) 547-6800.
â€¢ Free rabies vaccinations for the first 150 dogs and cats at each location
â€¢ Low cost additional services provided by People for Animals
â€¢ On-site dog licensing (check or money orders only), bring proof of prior vaccination
or licensing to qualify for 3-year licenseÂ â€¢ Scheduling of low-cost spay neuter surgery for all dogs and cats
â€¢ Free spay surgery for a limited number of female pitbull mix dogs that have had a
litter with their current owner (call for reservation, 201.547.6800)
For more information, please contact the Department of Health and Human Services at (201) 547-
All media inquiries should be directed to Jennifer Morrill, Press Secretary for the City of Jersey
City, at 201-547-4836 or 201-376-0699./////