Borough of Chester, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Chester as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Ch. 91.
[Adopted 9-20-1990 by Ord. No. BH 1-90]

§ 237-1 Definitions.

For purposes of this article, the following terms shall have the meanings set forth below:
CAT
Includes any member of the domestic feline species, male, female or neutered, which has attained the age of seven months or which possesses a set of permanent teeth.
CERTIFICATE OF EXEMPTION
A certificate issued by a duly licensed veterinarian stating that because of an infirmity, other physical condition or regimen of therapy the inoculation of a particular cat against rabies is deemed inadvisable.
INOCULATED AGAINST RABIES
Inoculated by a duly licensed veterinarian 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 Human Services.
OWNER OF A CAT
Includes any person who has a right of property in or custody of a cat, who harbors or maintains a cat, or who knowingly permits a cat to remain on or about any premises occupied by that person within the Borough of Chester.
RESIDENT OF THE BOROUGH OF CHESTER
A person whose ordinary dwelling place is within the Borough of Chester.

§ 237-2 Inoculation of cats against rabies.

Every resident of the Borough of Chester who is the owner of a cat shall have and keep such cat inoculated against rabies at all times, unless a certificate of exemption issued as to such cat is currently effective.

§ 237-3 Evidence of inoculation against rabies.

Upon the request of any authorized agent of the Borough Board of Health, or upon the request of any police officer or animal control officer, a resident of the Borough of Chester who is the owner of a cat shall provide evidence that such cat has been inoculated against rabies and that the period during which such inoculation is considered to be effective has not expired.

§ 237-4 Exemption for cats in pet shops or veterinary establishments.

The provisions of this article shall not apply to a cat being kept in a pet shop or in a veterinary establishment.

§ 237-5 Violations and penalties.

Any resident of the Borough of Chester who violates or fails or refuses to comply with the provisions of this article shall be subject to a penalty of not less than $25 nor more than $200. Each day that a violation of, or failure or refusal to comply with, the provisions of this article continues shall constitute a separate offense.