Chapter 8: Animals
No person owning, keeping or harboring an animal shall permit, suffer or allow the animal to:
- Habitually bark, howl or cry. The habitual barking, howling or crying of an animal in the township is hereby declared to be a disturbing noise within the meaning of New Jersey Statutes Annotated (NJSA) 40:48-1(8), and a nuisance;
- Run at large within the limits of the township, except that this subsection shall not apply to hunting dogs during hunting season, or while they are being trained, provided that at all times such dogs are under the control of the owner or trainer;
- In the case of a dog, be off the premises of the owner or person harboring the dog or be upon a public street or other public place in the township, unless the dog shall be accompanied by a person who is capable of controlling such dog and has the dog securely confined;
- Cause any injury to any persons or other animals, or cause damage to any lawn, shrubbery, flowers, grounds, trees or any property of persons other than the owner or person having the care, custody or control of such animal; or
- Soil or defile or commit any nuisance upon the sidewalk, street or thoroughfare, in or upon any public property, or in or upon the property of persons other than the owner or person having the care, custody or control of such animal.
(Revised Ordinance (RO) 1979, Section 5-17)
State law references: Abandonment of dogs, NJSA 4:22-20, 4:22-26.
No person having the care, custody or control of any animal or fowl within the township shall cause, suffer or permit the animal or fowl to run at large upon the streets and highways or on property of another to the annoyance or inconvenience of any person.
(RO 1979, Section 5-27)
State law references: Abandonment of cats or dogs, NJSA 4:22-20, 4:22-26.
No person owning or occupying any building or premises shall keep or allow thereon or therein any animal or fowl which shall by noise disturb the quiet or repose of a neighborhood, to the detriment of the life or health of any person.
(RO 1979, Section 5-28)
- Any person owning or in charge of any dog which soils, defiles, defecates on or commits any nuisance on any common thoroughfare, sidewalk, passageway, bypath, play area or park, or any place where people congregate or walk, or upon any public property whatsoever, or upon any private property without permission of the owner of the property, shall immediately remove all feces deposited by any such dog in a sanitary manner.
- The feces removed from such designated areas shall be disposed of by the person owning or in charge of any such dog in a sealed, nonabsorbent, leakproof container.
- The provisions of this section shall not apply to blind persons who may use dogs as guides.
- The provisions of this section shall be enforced by police officers of the township, the township health officer and such other personnel of the department of health as are directed to enforce this section by the health officer.
(RO 1979, Section 5-30)