[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of East Amwell 6-21-1994 by Ord. No. 94-01BH. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Cats
No person shall own or maintain any cat over three months of age, within East Amwell Township, unless such cat has been vaccinated against rabies.
All cats shall be vaccinated by a licensed veterinarian in accordance with the current "Compendium of Animal Rabies Vaccines and Recommendations for Immunization," published by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians.
A certificate of vaccination on a form recommended by the State of New Jersey shall be issued to the owner of each cat vaccinated. Any person who owns or maintains a cat in East Amwell Township shall upon request of any member or authorized agent of the Board of Health, or of the Animal Control Officer of the township, produce a current unexpired certificate of vaccination for such cat establishing that the animal has been properly vaccinated against rabies.
The provisions of this chapter do not apply to cats held by licensed research facilities or by veterinary establishments, where cats are received or kept for diagnostic purposes, research, or medical treatments.
Failure to comply. Any person who fails or refuses to comply with this chapter shall be liable to a penalty of not more than $500 for each offense, to be recovered by and in the name of the Township of East Amwell. Ownership or maintenance of each cat that has not been properly inoculated against rabies shall constitute a separate violation under this chapter.
Refusal to show proof of vaccination. Refusal to show proof of current unexpired vaccination to anyone authorized to perform any duty under this chapter shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $100 for each offense, to be recovered by and in the name of the Township of East Amwell.