The CONTRACTOR shall undertake the following activities to conduct the MUNICIPALITY’S animal control services by insuring compliance with N.J.S.A. 4:19 AND THE Code of the Township of Dennis, Chapters 76 and 88. All work performed by the CONTRACTOR will be performed in a professional manner acceptable to the MUNICIPALITY as follows:

  • Maintain regular inspection patrols of the MUNICIPALITY.
  • Pick up and impound dogs/cats running at large upon public streets and property. Dogs/cats that are picked up will be transported to the Cape May County Animal Shelter. Make every effort to contact owners of dogs/cats bearing registration/identification tags prior to the transporting of animals to the shelter.
  • Provide residential/commercial wildlife removal services, provided there is a health or safety hazard present, or the animal is injured. Wildlife will be removed from residential/commercial structures (occupied areas) and will be released outside in the immediate vicinity, unless the animal displays symptoms of disease, or is injured. Will advise residents of proper measures to discourage wildlife intrusion. Work with local Wildlife and Aviary Rehabilitators as well as maintain membership in the New Jersey State Certified Animal Control Officers Association. Dead animals on private property are the responsibility of the homeowner.
  • Maintain availability and easy access (Cell phones) on a 24 hour per day basis. During normal business hours (9:00 AM — 5:00 PM) and in emergency situations be available to respond to animal control/wildlife complaints from Township residents and/or authorized officials within one (1) hourfor the following; aggressive animals, injured animals, suspect rabid animals, bite cases and at the Official’s discretion.
  • Pick up and dispose of domestic/wildlife “road kill” on request, up to approximately 40 pounds (excluding deer) in compliance with New Jersey Department of Health regulations (D.E.P. approved). Larger domestic animals (livestock) that are creating a road, or safety hazard will be removed to a non-hazardous area and authorities designated by the Township will be notified immediately. CONTRACTOR will not be responsible for removing dead animals from private residential property.
  • The MUNICIPALITY will be responsible for any emergency veterinary expenses incurred by the CONTRACTOR in conjunction with their duties in the MUNICIPALITY. If the owner of the injured animal is located, these expenses will become the responsibility of the owner.
  • Be a source of information to the MUNICIPALITY’S residents and officials concerning animal control regulations and related current information. Maintain a professional image and make public relations a top priority.
  • Maintain a $1,000,000.00 liability insurance coverage in compliance with the Municipal Joint Insurance Fund (JIF) requirements. Give the MUNICIPALITY a “Certificate of Liability Insurance” naming them as additional insured. Will maintain $1,000,000.00 commercial vehicle liability insurance on all vehicles in use.
  • Will appear on behalf of the MUNICIPALITY for Court proceedings necessary to enforce animal regulations. The MUNICIPALITY will be responsible for supplying summonses.
  • Will provide all necessary vehicles, equipment and maintenance required to conduct the MUNICIPALITY’S animal control services in a professional manner. All equipment and vehicles will be kept in compliance with New Jersey State Department of Health standards. All vehicles in use shall be lettered with company name, origin and telephone number. All animal control officers will wear appropriate uniforms and carry State Department of Health picture identification. Each residential contact will be given the responding Animal Control Officer’s personal business card with company name and telephone number for future reference.
  • Provide the MUNICIPALITY’S residents and officials with animal control services, cruelty investigation, residential wildlife removal and road kill disposal.
  • The CONTRACTOR shall issue a summons to all persons who fail to obtain the required licenses after receiving a 7-day warning notice. The CONTRACTOR shall appear in the Township of Dennis Municipal Court as the Charging Official or Plaintiff in such cases at no additional cost to the MUNICIPALITY.


If the CONTRACTOR persistently or repeatedly fails or neglects to carry out the work in accordance with this Agreement and falls within fifteen (15) days after written notice to commence and continue correction of such default or neglect with diligence and promptness, the MUNICIPALITY may, and without prejudice to any other remedy it may have, terminate the Agreement.


Either party has the right to terminate this Agreement by giving the other party sixty (60) days notice. The Township of Dennis reserves the right to reject any and all proposals.


The RoP application is included the the following PDF (located on page 4) :