Borough of Paulsboro, NJ
Gloucester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Paulsboro 4-7-1959 by Ord. No. 408. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 9-1 Definitions.

§ 9-2 License required; rabies vaccine.

§ 9-3 Length of time determinative of ownership.

§ 9-4 Service dogs: fee exemption.

§ 9-5 Time limit for acquiring license.

§ 9-6 Applications, records and reports.

§ 9-7 Issuance of licenses and tags; substitute tags.

§ 9-8 Failure to comply; dogs from out of state.

§ 9-9 Removal or attachment of registration tag.

§ 9-10 Dogs running at large.

§ 9-11 (Reserved)

§ 9-12 License fees: kennels, pet shops, shelters and pounds.

§ 9-13 Kennels, pet shops, shelters, pounds: dogs off premises.

§ 9-14 Unlicensed dogs: seizure, impoundment, disposition.

§ 9-15 Running at large.

§ 9-16 Leash control.

§ 9-17 (Reserved)

§ 9-18 Dog Warden: appointment, compensation, duties; expenses.

§ 9-19 Dogs to be impounded.

§ 9-20 Notice to owner; disposition of seized dogs.

§ 9-21 Enforcement by Police Department and Dog Warden.

§ 9-22 (Reserved)

§ 9-23 Animal and bird sounds as nuisance.

§ 9-24 Annual canvass; reports.

§ 9-25 Disposition of license fees and other moneys collected.

§ 9-26 Interference with enforcement or with dog pound.

§ 9-27 Entry upon premises for purpose of seizure.

§ 9-28 Muzzling of dogs.

§ 9-29 Abandonment of animals.

§ 9-30 Violations and penalties.

§ 9-31 Issuance of process; service; proceedings.

§ 9-32 Severability.

§ 9-33 Inconsistent ordinances repealed.

§ 9-34 When effective.

§ 9-35 Abandonment or mistreatment prohibited.

§ 9-35.1 Curbing of dogs.

§ 9-36 Damage to property prohibited.

§ 9-37 Additional fee for dogs; disposition.

§ 9-38 Prohibition of feeding wildlife on public property.

§ 9-1 Definitions.

A. 
The words hereinafter defined shall have the meaning herein indicated for the purposes of this ordinance, as follows:
BOROUGH
The Borough of Paulsboro in the County of Gloucester.
CAT
Any member of the domestic feline species.
[Added 12-5-1995 by Ord. No. 10.95]
DOG
Any dog, bitch or spayed bitch.
[Amended 12-5-1995 by Ord. No. 10.95]
DOG OF LICENSING AGE
Any dog which has attained the age of seven months or which possesses a set of permanent teeth.
[Added 12-5-1995 by Ord. No. 10.95]
HARBOR
To allow or accommodate the continuing presence of any dog on a premises, whether or not claiming ownership or other property right over the same.
[Added 12-5-1995 by Ord. No. 10.95]
KENNEL
Any establishment wherein or whereon the business of boarding or selling dogs or breeding dogs for sale is carried on, except a pet shop.
OWNER
When applied to the proprietorship of a dog, shall mean and include every person having a right of property in such dog and every person who has such a dog in his keeping.
PERSON
An individual, firm, partnership, corporation or association of persons.
PET SHOP
Any room or group of rooms, case or exhibitions pen, not part of a kennel, wherein dogs for sale are kept or displayed.
POUND
An establishment for the confinement of dogs seized either under the provisions of this ordinance or otherwise.
SHELTER
Any establishment where dogs are received, housed and distributed without charge.
STRAY OR ABANDONED ANIMAL
May be construed toward the effectuating of this ordinance to mean any domesticated animal, carnivorous or otherwise.
VICIOUS DOG
Any dog which has attacked or bitten any human or which habitually attacks other dogs or domestic animals.
[Added 12-5-1995 by Ord. No. 10.95]
B. 
The words "and" and "or" may be used interchangeably, and either of the two may be applicable, whichever is more conducive towards the effectuating of the ordinance.
C. 
Personal pronouns shall mean either the singular or plural, whichever is applicable and conducive towards the effectuating of this ordinance.
D. 
The masculine, feminine or the neuter gender shall be implied, whichever is appropriate and conducive for the effectuating of this ordinance.

§ 9-2 License required; rabies vaccine.

[Amended 12-20-1966 by Ord. No. 473; 3-3-1981 by Ord. No. 04.81; 12-5-1995 by Ord. No. 10.95]
A. 
Every person who shall own, possess, keep or harbor any dog or dogs within the limits of the Borough of Paulsboro shall, on or before the last day of January in each year, obtain an annual license for each such dog and shall have the same registered and numbered with the Borough Clerk and for each such license shall pay the sum of $10 for dogs which are spayed/neutered and $15 for dogs which are nonspayed/nonneutered, which shall include a registration fee as outlined in § 9-25, as a license fee for each and every such dog, and all such license fees shall be paid and collected as hereinafter provided. There will be a late fee of $10 for annual licenses obtained after March 31 of each year.
[Amended 4-2-2013 by Ord. No. 02.13]
B. 
No such license or official metal registration tag for any dog shall be issued unless the owner thereof provides evidence that the dog to be licensed and registered has been inoculated with a rabies vaccine of a type approved by and administered in accordance with the recommendations of the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Health and Human Services or has been certified exempt as provided by regulations of the State Department of Health. Such vaccination shall be repeated at intervals as provided by regulations of the State Department of Health and shall be administered by a duly licensed veterinarian or by such other veterinarian permitted by law to do the same. The State Department of Health shall promulgate regulations providing for the recognized duration of immunity, interval of inoculation, certificate of vaccination, certificate of exemption and such other matters related to this ordinance.

§ 9-3 Length of time determinative of ownership.

Any person who harbors or possesses any dog for a period of 30 days or more shall, for the purpose of this ordinance, be deemed to be the owner of the dog or dogs so harbored or possessed.

§ 9-4 Service dogs: fee exemption.

[Amended 12-5-1995 by Ord. No. 10.95]
Dogs used as guides for blind persons and commonly known as "seeing eye" dogs, dogs used to assist handicapped persons and commonly known as "service dogs" or dogs used to assist deaf persons and commonly known as "hearing dogs" shall be licensed and registered as other dogs hereinabove provided for except that the owner or keeper of such dog shall not be required to pay any fee therefor.

§ 9-5 Time limit for acquiring license.

The owner of a newly acquired dog of licensing age or of any dog which attains licensing age shall make an application for a license and registration tag for such dog within 10 days after such acquisition or age attainment.

§ 9-6 Applications, records and reports.

All applications for dog licenses shall be made to the Borough Clerk of the Borough of Paulsboro, who shall provide a book for the purpose of registering the name of the person or persons owning, keeping, possessing or harboring any dog or dogs, and the name of each dog registered, and its number shall be entered therein, and numbers for each application for registration of such dog or dogs shall be in the order in which the applications are made. The application shall state the breed, sex, age, color and markings of the dog for which license and registration are sought, and whether it is of a long- or short-haired variety; also the name, street and post-office address of the owner and the person who shall keep or harbor such dog. The information on said application and the registration number issued for the dog shall be preserved for a period of three years by the Borough Clerk. In addition, he shall forward similar information to the State Department of Health each month, on forms furnished by said Department.

§ 9-7 Issuance of licenses and tags; substitute tags.

[Amended 12-5-1995 by Ord. No. 10.95]
The owner of every dog shall pay the license fees hereinbefore provided to the Borough Clerk on or before the last day of January in each year, and upon receipt of said license fee or fees, as the case may be, the Borough Clerk shall thereupon issue to each person paying such license fee or fees a license for the keeping of such dog or dogs, which license shall contain the name and address of the owner of such dog or dogs and a description of the dog, indicating name, breed, sex, age and markings, and also the number of such license, and shall bear the signature of the Borough Clerk. All such licenses shall expire on the last day of January in each year. The Borough Clerk shall also issue for each dog licensed a numbered metal tag, designated as a registration tag, which tag shall be securely attached to a strap or collar worn around the neck of each dog so licensed, and each tag shall have marked thereon the words "Licensed Dog, Paulsboro, N.J.," with the year for which it is issued. The Borough Clerk may issue substitute tags upon proof, in writing, from the owner or member of the owner's household above the age of 14 years, sufficient to satisfy the Borough Clerk of the loss of the original tag. Any owner so obtaining such substitute tag or tags shall pay an additional registration fee of $0.50 for each and every substitute tag. All license forms and registration tags shall be issued in accordance with N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.3.

§ 9-8 Failure to comply; dogs from out of state.

Every person who shall own, keep, possess or harbor any dog or dogs in the Borough of Paulsboro, who shall neglect or refuse to cause such dog or dogs to be licensed in the manner herein provided on or after the last day of January in each year, shall be guilty of a violation of this ordinance. Provided, however, that any owner of a dog bringing a dog into the Borough of Paulsboro which had been licensed in another state for the current year and bearing a registration tag, who shall keep the same or permit the same to be kept within the Borough of Paulsboro for a period of more than 90 days, shall immediately apply for a license and registration tag for each such dog unless such dog be licensed under § 9-11 hereof; and provided further that any person who shall bring or cause to be brought into the Borough of Paulsboro any unlicensed dog and shall keep the same or permit the same to be kept within the Borough of Paulsboro for a period of more than 10 days shall immediately apply for a license and registration tag for each such dog unless the dog be licensed under § 9-11 hereof.

§ 9-9 Removal or attachment of registration tag.

No person, except an officer in the performance of his duties, shall remove a registration tag from the collar of any dog without the consent of the owner, nor shall any person attach a registration tag to a dog for which it was not issued.

§ 9-10 Dogs running at large.

Any dog owner who shall suffer or permit any unlicensed dog to run at large or who shall suffer or permit any dog, whether licensed or not, to run at large without the tag provided for in § 9-6 of this ordinance, or who shall cause or permit any unlicensed dog to wear such a tag, shall be guilty of a violation of this ordinance.

§ 9-11 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 9-11, Kennels, pet shops, shelters and pounds; licensing, was repealed 12-5-1995 by Ord. No. 10.95.

§ 9-12 License fees: kennels, pet shops, shelters and pounds.

The annual license fee for a kennel providing accommodations for 10 or fewer dogs shall be $10 per year, and for more than 10 dogs, $25 per year. The annual license fee for a pet shop shall be $10 per year. No fee shall be charged for a shelter or pound.

§ 9-13 Kennels, pet shops, shelters, pounds: dogs off premises.

No dog kept in a kennel, pet shop, shelter or pound shall be permitted off such premises except on a leash or in a crate or other safe control.

§ 9-14 Unlicensed dogs: seizure, impoundment, disposition.

[Amended 12-5-1995 by Ord. No. 10.95]
A. 
Any dog or dogs not licensed pursuant to the provisions of this ordinance shall be subject to seizure by the duly appointed Dog Warden or any other person or corporation appointed for the purpose by the Borough Council and, if not redeemed as hereinafter provided, may be offered for adoption or killed by any approved humane method or otherwise disposed of, and any dog who shall not have securely fixed or fastened to its neck a tag issued with the license for such dog shall be deemed unlicensed and subject to seizure. All dogs seized pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be impounded in a place designated by the Borough Council as the dog pound and shall be there kept until disposed of in accordance with this ordinance.
B. 
Any person authorized by the governing body may cause an animal to be destroyed in a manner causing as little pain as possible and consistent with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 4:22-19 or offered for adoption seven days after seizure, provided that:
(1) 
Notice is given as set forth above and the animal remains unclaimed;
(2) 
The owner or person keeping or harboring the animal has not claimed the animal and paid all expenses incurred by reason of its detention, including maintenance costs not exceeding $4 per day; or
(3) 
The owner or person keeping or harboring a dog which was unlicensed at the time of seizure does not produce a license and registration tag for the dog.
C. 
At the time of adoption, the right of ownership in the animal shall transfer to the new owner. No dog or other animal so caught and detained or procured, obtained, sent or brought to a pound or shelter shall be sold or otherwise made available for the purpose of experimentation. Any person who sells or otherwise makes available any such dog or other animal for the purpose of experimentation shall be guilty of a disorderly persons offense.
D. 
After observation, any animal seized under this section suspected of being rabid shall be immediately reported to the executive officer of the local Board of Health and to the Department of Health.

§ 9-15 Running at large.

Any person owning, keeping or harboring any dog, whether the dog be licensed or unlicensed, who shall suffer or permit said dog to run at large in or about the streets, highways or public places of the Borough of Paulsboro, or to run at large upon lands and premises of any person other than the owner or persons in possession of said dog without permission of said landowner first obtained in writing, shall be guilty of a violation of this ordinance.

§ 9-16 Leash control.

No person owning, keeping or harboring any dog shall suffer or permit the same to be upon the public streets or in any public places of the Borough of Paulsboro unless such dog is accompanied by a person of such age and such mental and physical capacity that he or she is able to control said dog by leash, provided always in any case that there shall be a leash control of such dog by an adequate leash with not more than six feet thereof extended between the person in control of such dog and the dog itself.

§ 9-17 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 9-17, Owner's responsibility for damage by dog, was repealed 7-5-2005 by Ord. No. 10.05.

§ 9-18 Dog Warden: appointment, compensation, duties; expenses.

The Borough Council of the Borough of Paulsboro shall, immediately upon the passage of this ordinance, appoint some suitable and fit person or responsible and competent corporation to act as the Borough Dog Warden, and the person or corporation so designated shall be known as "Administrator of Domestic Animal Control." Such person or corporation shall hold office until January 1, 1960, and thereafter such Administrator shall be appointed at the annual meeting of the Borough Council on the first day of each year to hold office for the term of one year, and it shall be the duty of such Dog Warden, in addition to the implied duties hereby conferred, to carry out the provisions of this ordinance, and for his services he shall receive as compensation a sum to be determined by the Council in its annual budget or thereafter by resolution duly adopted under the authority of this ordinance. The Dog Warden shall feed and properly care for all dogs confined to the dog pound, and he shall keep the dog pound in a clean and sanitary condition. The cost of feeding and properly maintaining all dogs taken into custody in the Borough of Paulsboro shall be fixed and established by appropriate agreement between the Borough of Paulsboro and the Dog Warden, or may be fixed by the Borough Council by a resolution adopted under the authority of this ordinance. In the event, however, that the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals shall be named as the Dog Warden, such Society shall bear all of the expenses of feeding and caring for the dogs confined in the dog pound, and shall be permitted to retain all moneys received by it as such Dog Warden under the provisions of this ordinance, except moneys collected under the provisions of § 9-25 hereof.

§ 9-19 Dogs to be impounded.

The Dog Warden shall take into custody and impound, or cause to be taken into custody or impounded, and thereafter destroyed or disposed of, as provided in this section:
A. 
Any dog off the premises of the owner or the person keeping or harboring said dog, which said official or his agent or agents have reason to believe is a stray dog.
B. 
Any dog off the promises of the owner or of the person keeping or harboring said dog without a current registration tag on his collar.
C. 
Any female dog in season off the premises of the owner or of the person keeping or harboring said dog.

§ 9-20 Notice to owner; disposition of seized dogs.

A. 
If any dog so seized wears a collar or harness having inscribed thereon or attached thereto the name and address of any person, or a registration tag, or the owner or the person keeping or harboring said dog is known, the Dog Warden shall forthwith serve on the person whose address is given on the collar, or on the owner or the person keeping or harboring said dog, if known, a notice in writing stating that the dog has been seized and will be liable to be disposed of or destroyed if not claimed within seven days after the service of the notice.
B. 
A notice under this section may be served either by delivering it to the person on whom it is to be served or by leaving it at the person's usual or last known place of abode or at the address given on the collar, or by forwarding it by post in a certified letter addressed to that person at his usual or last known place of abode or to the address given on the collar.
C. 
When any dog so seized has been detained after seven days after notice, when notice can be given as above set forth, or has been detained for seven days after seizure when no notice has been given, as above set forth, and if the owner or person keeping or harboring said dog has not claimed said dog and paid all expenses incurred by reason of its detention, including maintenance not exceeding $1 per day, and if the dog be unlicensed at the time of the seizure and the owner or person keeping or harboring said dog has not produced a license and registration tag for said dog, the Dog Warden may cause the dog to be destroyed in a manner causing as little pain as possible.

§ 9-21 Enforcement by Police Department and Dog Warden.

For the better enforcement of this ordinance, the Chief of Police of the Borough of Paulsboro and every member of the Department shall share with the Dog Warden all the responsibilities of enforcement, and it shall be the duty of said Chief of Police and all officers under his command to see that the provisions of this ordinance are strictly enforced. The Dog Warden may at any time call upon the Chief of Police or any officer under his command for aid and assistance whenever such aid is more conducive toward the effectuating of this ordinance, and it shall be the duty of the Police Department and all members thereof to respond promptly to the call of any citizen who reports any violation hereof.

§ 9-22 (Reserved) [1]

[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 9-22, Vicious dogs; running at large; muzzling, was repealed 7-5-2005 by Ord. No. 10.05.

§ 9-23 Animal and bird sounds as nuisance.

[Amended 4-15-1975 by Ord. No. 575; 10-3-2000 by Ord. No. 09.00]
No person shall own, possess or harbor any pet animal or pet bird that frequently or for continued duration makes sounds that create a noise disturbance across a residential real property line. For the purpose of this section, a barking dog creates a noise disturbance when such barking is continual for ten minutes or intermittent for 30 minutes unless provoked.

§ 9-24 Annual canvass; reports.

[Amended 12-5-1995 by Ord. No. 10.95]
The local Board of Health shall, on or before September 1 of each year, cause a canvass to be made of all dogs owned, kept or harbored within the limits of the Borough of Paulsboro and shall report to the Borough Clerk and to the Secretary of the Board of Health of the Borough of Paulsboro and to the State Department of Health the result thereof, setting forth in separate columns the names and addresses of persons owning, keeping or harboring said dogs, the number of unlicensed dogs owned, kept or harbored by each of said persons, together with a complete description of each of said unlicensed dogs and the approximate age thereof.

§ 9-25 Disposition of license fees and other moneys collected.

A. 
License fees and other moneys collected or received under the provisions of this ordinance, except registration tag fees, shall be forwarded to the Treasurer of the Borough of Paulsboro within 30 days after collection or receipt, and shall be placed in a special account separate from any of the other accounts of the Borough, which funds shall be used for the following purposes only: for collecting, keeping and disposing of dogs liable to seizure under this ordinance; for local prevention and control of rabies; for providing antirabic treatment under the direction of the local Board of Health for any person known or suspected to have been exposed to rabies; for payment of damage to or losses of poultry or domestic animals, except dogs and cats, caused by a dog or dogs. Any unexpended balance remaining in such special account shall be retained therein until the end of the third fiscal year following and may be used for any of the purposes set forth in this section. At the end of the third fiscal year following and the end of each fiscal year thereafter, there shall be transferred from such special account to the general funds of the municipality any amount then in such account which is in excess of the total amount paid into said special account during the last two fiscal years next preceding.
B. 
The registration tag fee of $1 for each dog shall be forwarded within 30 days after collection by the Borough Clerk to the State Department of Health.
[Amended 12-20-1966 by Ord. No. 473; 12-5-1995 by Ord. No. 10.95]

§ 9-26 Interference with enforcement or with dog pound.

Any person who shall in any way hinder or interfere with the Dog Warden, police officers or officials, canvassers or any other peace officers in the performance of their duty under the provisions of this ordinance, or who shall refuse to give information to any person making the canvass herein provided for, or who shall take a dog from the dog pound being therein subject to the jurisdiction of the Borough of Paulsboro, except upon redeeming such dog in the manner as provided by this ordinance, or who shall break or injure such dog pound, shall be deemed to have violated the provisions of this ordinance.

§ 9-27 Entry upon premises for purpose of seizure.

Any officer or agent authorized or empowered to perform any duty under this ordinance is hereby authorized to go upon any premises to seize for impounding any dog or dogs which he may lawfully seize or impound when such officer is in immediate pursuit of such dog or dogs, except upon the premises of the owner of the dog if said owner is present and forbids the same.

§ 9-28 Muzzling of dogs.

Whenever a proclamation shall be made by the Mayor of the Borough of Paulsboro pursuant to a resolution of the Borough Council requiring the muzzling of dogs, no person owning, keeping, possessing or harboring any dog shall permit or suffer such dog to run at large in any of the streets, highways, alleys or public places of the Borough of Paulsboro during the time provided for in such proclamation, unless such dog is securely muzzled.

§ 9-29 Abandonment of animals.

Any person who shall abandon or leave uncared for any dog, cat or other domestic animal upon any street, highway, alley or other public place in the Borough of Paulsboro, or upon lands and premises owned or occupied by any person other than the owner or person in possession of such dog, cat or other domestic animal, shall be guilty of a violation of this ordinance. It shall also be unlawful for any person to abandon or leave without proper care any dog, cat or other domestic animal even though it be left abandoned upon lots and premises owned or occupied by the person in possession of such dog, cat or other domestic animal.

§ 9-30 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 7-5-1961 by Ord. No. 427; 10-21-2003 by Ord. No. 12.03]
Every person convicted of violating any of the provisions of this ordinance shall pay a fine of $50 for the first offense and $100 for the second offense. For a third or subsequent offense, the fine shall be not less than $100 nor more than $500 for each conviction.

§ 9-31 Issuance of process; service; proceedings.

A. 
The Judge of the Municipal Court of the Borough of Paulsboro, or any person duly designated to sit in his stead, is empowered by this ordinance, upon the filing of a complaint in writing by any person authorized by the local Board of Health, when the plaintiff is the local Board of Health, and by the Chief of Police or any member of the Police Department, the Chairman of the Police Committee of the Borough Council or the duly designated Dog Warden, when the plaintiff is the municipality alleging that the violation of this ordinance has occurred, which complaint may be made upon information and belief, to issue process at the site of the local Board of Health, or of the Borough, as the case may be, as plaintiff. The process shall be either in the nature of a summons or warrant, which warrant may issue without any order of the court first being obtained against the person so charged, which process when in the nature of a warrant shall be returnable forthwith, and when in the nature of a summons shall be returnable in not less than five days nor more than 15 entire days. The process shall state what provision of this ordinance or of any statute pertaining to the subject matter hereof has been violated by the defendant or defendants. The court having jurisdiction may at all times amend all defects and errors in the complaint and process issued hereunder.
B. 
Any officer authorized by law to serve and execute process in the court in which the proceeding is brought hereunder may serve and execute all process and proceedings for violations of any of the provisions of this ordinance or of the laws and statutes relating thereto.
C. 
On the return of process issued pursuant to this section or at any time at which the trial shall be adjourned, the court, without filing of any pleadings, may proceed to hear the testimony in a summary manner without a jury and give judgment for the plaintiff for the penalty and costs, or for the defendant if the facts warrant an acquittal.
D. 
Wherever and whenever in any proceeding brought hereunder the rules governing practice in the local criminal courts of New Jersey (Rule 8:1 through 8:13-10) are applicable, such rules shall control and govern the proceedings.

§ 9-32 Severability.

If any section, paragraph, subsection, clause or provision of this ordinance shall be declared by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of this ordinance as a whole or any other part thereof.

§ 9-33 Inconsistent ordinances repealed.

All ordinance or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

§ 9-34 When effective.

This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon final passage and publication according to law.

§ 9-35 Abandonment or mistreatment prohibited.

[Added 12-5-1995 by Ord. No. 10.95]
No person shall abandon or leave without proper care any dog, cat or other domestic animal upon the streets, highways, public places in the Borough or upon private lands and premises. No person owning, keeping or harboring any dog, cat or other domestic animal shall perform or fail to perform any act that would jeopardize the health and welfare of the animal.

§ 9-35.1 Curbing of dogs.

[Added 6-3-1998 by Ord. No. 04.98; amended 11-14-2005 by Ord. No. 19.05]
A. 
Definitions. For the purpose of this ordinance, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this chapter clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
IMMEDIATE
Shall mean that the pet solid waste is removed at once, without delay.
OWNER/KEEPER
Any person who shall possess, maintain, house or harbor any pet or otherwise have custody of any pet, whether or not the owner of such pet.
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
PET
A domesticated animal (other than a disability assistance animal) kept for amusement or companionship.
PET SOLID WASTE
Waste matter expelled from the bowels of the pet; excrement.
PROPER DISPOSAL
Placement in a designated waste receptacle, or other suitable container, and discarded in a refuse container which is regularly emptied by the municipality or some other refuse collector; or disposal into a system designated to convey domestic sewage for proper treatment and disposal.
B. 
Requirement for disposal. All pet owners and keepers are required to immediately and properly dispose of their pet's solid waste deposited on any property, public or private, not owned or possessed by that person.
C. 
Exemptions. Any owner or keeper who requires the use of a disability assistance animal shall be exempt from the provisions of this section while such animal is being used for that purpose.
D. 
Enforcement. The provisions of this article shall be enforced by the Police Department and/or the Code Enforcement Officer of the Borough of Paulsboro.
E. 
Violations and penalties. Any person(s) who is found to be in violation of the provisions of this ordinance shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $250.
F. 
Severability. Each section, subsection, sentence, clause and phrase of this ordinance is declared to be an independent section, subsection, sentence, clause and phrase, and the finding or holding of any such portion of this ordinance to be unconstitutional, void, ineffective for any cause, or reason, shall not affect any other portion of this ordinance.

§ 9-36 Damage to property prohibited.

[Added 12-5-1995 by Ord. No. 10.95]
No person owning, keeping or harboring a dog shall permit or suffer it to do any injury or to do any damage to any lawn, shrubbery, flowers, grounds or property.

§ 9-37 Additional fee for dogs; disposition.

[Added 12-5-1995 by Ord. No. 10.95]
A. 
In addition to the fee charged pursuant to § 9-2 of this ordinance and forwarded to the Department of Health pursuant to § 9-25 of this ordinance, any person applying for the license and registration tag pursuant to § 9-2 of this ordinance shall pay an additional fee of $0.20 for any dog.
B. 
All fees collected pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be forwarded to the State Treasurer to be placed in the Pilot Clinic Fund created pursuant to N.J.S.A. 4:19A-14 to be used by the Commissioner of Health for the operation of the animal sterilization pilot clinic established pursuant to that act.

§ 9-38 Prohibition of feeding wildlife on public property.

[Added 11-14-2005 by Ord. No. 20.05]
An ordinance to prohibit the feeding of unconfined wildlife in any public park or on any other property owned or operated by the Borough of Paulsboro, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for failure to comply.
A. 
Definitions. For the purpose of this ordinance, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this chapter clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
FEED
To give, place, expose, deposit, distribute or scatter any edible material with the intention of feeding, attracting or enticing wildlife. Feeding does not include baiting in the legal taking of fish and/or game.
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
WILDLIFE
All animals that are neither human nor domesticated.
B. 
Prohibited conduct. No person shall feed, in any public park or on any other property owned or operated by the Borough of Paulsboro, any wildlife, excluding confined wildlife (for example, wildlife confined in zoos, parks or rehabilitation centers, or unconfined wildlife at environmental education centers).
C. 
Enforcement.
(1) 
This ordinance shall be enforced by the Police Department and/or the Code Enforcement Officer of the Borough of Paulsboro.
(2) 
Any person found to be in violation of this ordinance shall be ordered to cease the feeding immediately.
D. 
Violations and penalties. Any person(s) who is found to be violation of the provisions of this ordinance shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,250.
E. 
Severability. Each section, subsection, sentence, clause and phrase of this ordinance is declared to be an independent section, subsection, sentence, clause and phrase, and the finding or holding of any such portion of this ordinance to be unconstitutional, void, ineffective for any cause, or reason, shall not affect any other portion of this ordinance.