City of Somers Point, NJ
Atlantic County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Somers Point 9-12-2013 by Ord. No. 18-2013.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Beaches — See Ch. 85.
Noise — See Ch. 188.
Parks — See Ch. 199.
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Editor’s Note: This ordinance superseded former Ch. 120, Dogs and Other Animals, comprised of Art. I, General Provisions, adopted 11-21-1985 by Ord. No. 26-1985 (Ch. 8, Art. I, of the 1967 compilation), as amended; Art. II, Vicious and Potentially Dangerous Dogs, adopted 3-12-2008 by Ord. No. 4-2008; Police Dogs, adopted 2-28-1980 by Ord. No. 1-1980 (Ch. 8, Art. IV, of the 1967 compilation); and Art. IV, Cats, adopted 9-11-1997 by Ord. No. 16-1997, as amended; and Art. V, Wild Animals, adopted 12-9-1999 by Ord. No. 19-1999.
Article I Animal Licensing and Control

§ 120-1 Purpose and scope.

§ 120-2 Definitions.

§ 120-3 License requirements.

§ 120-4 Time for applications.

§ 120-5 License fees.

§ 120-5.1 Exemptions and waivers.

§ 120-6 General regulations.

§ 120-7 Regulations applicable to attack, guard and potentially dangerous dogs.

§ 120-8 Vicious and potentially dangerous dogs.

§ 120-9 Cruelty to animals prohibited.

§ 120-10 Types of animals not permitted.

§ 120-11 Animal control shelter.

§ 120-12 Seizure and impounding.

§ 120-13 Reclaiming impounded animals.

§ 120-14 Disposition of unclaimed animals.

§ 120-15 Certified animal control officer.

§ 120-16 Enforcement of Dog Regulations.

§ 120-17 Authority to enter premises.

§ 120-18 Interference with officer.

§ 120-19 Canvas of dogs in municipality.

§ 120-20 Adoption of statutory provisions.

Article II Beach Restrictions, Nuisances, and Disposal of Animal Waste

§ 120-21 Beach restrictions.

§ 120-22 Nuisances.

§ 120-23 Removal and disposal of feces.

§ 120-24 Exceptions.

Article III Violations and Penalties.

§ 120-25 Article I violations.

§ 120-26 Article II violations.

§ 120-27 Continuing violations.

§ 120-28 Remedies for violations not exclusive.

Article IV K-9 and Search and Rescue Dogs

§ 120-29 Interference with K-9 and search and rescue dogs unlawful.

Article V Cats

§ 120-30 Definitions.

§ 120-31 Rabies vaccination of cats.

§ 120-32 Licensing requirements.

§ 120-33 Violations and penalties.

§ 120-34 Seizure of stray cats.

Article VI Duties of Citizens in Event of Road Accident Involving Dog or Cat

§ 120-35 Duty to stop and provide assistance; duty to report.

Article VII Wild Animals

§ 120-36 Prohibitions.

§ 120-37 Permits.

§ 120-38 Definitions.

§ 120-39 Application for permit.

§ 120-39.1 Violations and penalties.

Article VIII Other Animals

§ 120-40 Definitions.

§ 120-41 Keeping of livestock and fowl prohibited; exception.

§ 120-42 Enforcement.

§ 120-43 Violations and penalties.