Township of Pemberton, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Pemberton 10-6-2005 by Ord. No. 16-2005. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Nuisances by animals — See Ch. 94, Art. II.
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 140.
Waste disposal to storm sewer — See Ch. 185, Art. I.
Wildlife feeding — See Ch. 188.

§ 143-1 Purpose.

This is a chapter to establish requirements for the proper disposal of pet solid waste in the Township of Pemberton, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for failure to comply.

§ 143-2 Definitions.

For the purpose of this chapter, 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 designed to convey domestic sewage for proper treatment and disposal.

§ 143-3 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.

§ 143-4 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.

§ 143-5 Enforcement.

The provisions of this chapter shall be enforced by the Police Department, the Local Board of Health, and Code Enforcement Office of Pemberton Township.

§ 143-6 Violations and penalties.

Any person found to be in violation of this chapter shall be issued a written warning for a first offense. Second and subsequent offenses shall be subject to the penalties provided for in the general penalty provisions of the Pemberton Township Code.