In the case of a senior citizen housing project that is organized or operated as a planned real estate development, landlord means the governing board or body of that development. The veterinarian or the pet cemetery, as the case may be, shall give the person who completes the form a copy of the form. A dog shall not be declared vicious for inflicting death or serious bodily injury as defined in N. Upon a request for assistance by a municipality or other entity that does not employ, or contract for, the certified animal control officer, a certified animal control officer may, within the jurisdiction of that municipality or other entity making the request, exercise the powers and authority granted pursuant to this section. Seizure and impoundment of dog by animal control officer; grounds An animal control officer shall seize and impound a dog when the officer has reasonable cause to believe that the dog: a. Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders. If the owner cannot be notified by certified mail, return receipt requested, or refuses to sign for the certified letter, or does not reply to the certified letter with a signed statement within seven days of receipt, the dog may be humanely destroyed.
Suit by municipality against owner If any claim for damage is presented and allowed by the governing body of a municipality, such governing body may institute and maintain an action, in the name and for the benefit of the municipality, in any court of competent jurisdiction, against the owner of the offending dog to recover the amount of damages allowed by such governing body as provided in section 4:19-5 of this title. When the existence of a domesticated animal or the senior citizen's refusal to comply with the rules and regulations governing domesticated animals constitutes a violation of federal, State or local building, health or use codes; b. Any person who keeps or operates or proposes to establish a kennel, a pet shop, a shelter or a pound shall apply to the clerk or other official designated to license dogs in the municipality where such establishment is located, for a license entitling him to keep or operate such establishment. If the collections from the tax in any year are not sufficient to pay all the claims presented and approved, there shall be assessed and collected in the following year a tax in addition to the annual tax provided in this article, which shall be sufficient to pay such claims. Dogs as defined in this section shall include hounds, bird dogs, and retrievers. Many court adhere to the language of State v.
These fees may vary with the animal's weight, sex and species. The council may call to its assistance any employees as are necessary and made available to it from any agency or department of the State or its political subdivisions. Any person who sells or otherwise makes available any such dog or other animal for the purpose of experimentation shall be guilty of a crime of the fourth degree. A public information program to assist members of the general public in understanding the provisions of this act. Subject to the approval of the municipal health officer, the dog may be impounded in a facility or other structure agreeable to the owner. If the court is satisfied that the pet cemetery owner has made a good faith effort to locate a pet owner, or the heirs or assigns thereof, but has been unable to do so, the court may determine an alternative manner of disposal of that particular pet, if the pet was disposed of, and may waive the refunding requirements of this subsection. A person who violates this section shall be guilty of a crime of the third degree.
The owner of a potentially dangerous dog shall securely lock the enclosure to prevent the entry of the general public and to preclude any release or escape of a potentially dangerous dog by an unknowing child or other person. New Jersey Association of Election Officials. Our attorneys act not only as legal counsel, but also as strategists and advisors. Disposal in compliance with form; certification of disposal. Establishment and operation to provide services for alteration of reproductive capacity; ordinance; fees. The most recent county created in New Jersey is , created in 1857 and named after the union of the United States when the was imminent.
A person who knowingly provides false information on a dog license application as to whether a dog has been surgically debarked or silenced shall be guilty of a disorderly persons offense. Upon renewal of the three-year licenses on June 30 of the calendar year next following issuance, the municipality may assess a fee, in addition to the annual fee, which reflects a prorated portion of the three-year fee for the period January 31 to June 30 preceding renewal. The New Jersey Code of Criminal Justice. The department shall periodically conduct an inspection and a financial audit of the accounts required pursuant to this act of each pet cemetery registered pursuant to this act. The court related, there is always a risk that notice may not reach the intended person, but this is not the test for legal sufficiency. The notices were mailed to the defendants last address.
Taxes and Use Thereof; Injuries to Animals and Poultry. Rabies and Control of Dogs. Archived from on November 22, 2009. Each member shall be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, as follows: two members shall be appointed from persons recommended by the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association; one member shall be appointed from persons recommended by the New Jersey Health Officers Association; one member shall be appointed from persons recommended by the New Jersey Certified Animal Control Officers Association; one member shall be appointed from persons recommended by the New Jersey Federation of Dog Clubs, Inc. This reading of the statute is suggested by State v.
Clinics for Cats and Dogs. A dog that has been surgically debarked or silenced may be seized at the time of arrest of a person charged with violating section 1 or 2 of P. The regulations shall assign each municipality or other authority registering potentially dangerous dogs a three number code. Penalty to be paid to plaintiff; disposition Any penalty recovered in an action brought under the provisions of this act shall be paid to the plaintiff therein. New Jersey's county names derive from several sources, though most of its counties are named after place names in England and prominent leaders in the colonial and revolutionary periods. Failure to retrieve the animal within 15 days of the return date established pursuant to subsection c.
Animal control officers; appointment The governing body of a municipality shall, within three years of the effective date of P. The program of medical assistance pursuant to P. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection a. Expiration of licenses; prorated fees; three-year registration tag; renewal of three-year license Subsequent to the effective date of P. Report by physician attending person bitten by animal Every physician shall, within twelve hours after his first professional attendance upon any person bitten by a dog, cat or other animal, report to the person designated by law or by the local board, under authority of law, to receive reports of reportable communicable diseases in the municipality in which the person so bitten may be, the name, age, sex, color and the precise location of the person so bitten.
Arbitrary refusal to renew lease; penalty. A civil action may be brought by a person for the full amount of the damages sustained by him and in such action it shall not be necessary to prove that the dog was accustomed to commit the injury complained of or a similar injury. Ordinances; general purpose For dog and pound provosions, see Secs. Maintenance fees of cemeteries The owner or operator of a pet cemetery shall charge a person seeking to dispose of a pet, at the option of the customer, either an annual or permanent maintenance fee for the care of the pet cemetery, as follows: a. Additional fee; dog of reproductive age without permanent alteration of reproductive capacity; disposition a. A dog temporarily placed in a foster home as part of a formalized training to be a guide dog or service dog shall not be required to be licensed and registered while the dog remains in the foster home for such training. The municipality shall bear the burden of proof to demonstrate that the dog was not provoked.