[Adopted 8-16-2007 by Ord. No. 828]
This article is to establish requirements for the proper disposal of pet solid waste in the Borough of Oceanport so as to protect public health, safety and welfare and to prescribe penalties for failure to comply.
For the purpose of this article, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meaning stated herein, unless their use in the text of this article 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.
- That the pet solid waste is removed at once, without delay.
- Any person who shall possess, maintain, house or harbor any pet or otherwise have any custody of any pets, whether or not the owner of such pet.
- Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
- 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.
- The area within a public park or school ground that is cordoned off or open, on which play equipment such as swings, a jungle gym or other children's recreational activity equipment are located.
- PROPER DISPOSAL
- Placement in a designated waste receptacle, or other suitable container, and discarding in a refuse container which is regularly emptied by some municipality or some other refuse collector; or disposal into a system designated to convey domestic sewerage for proper treatment and disposal.
All pet owners and keepers are required to immediately and properly dispose of their pets' solid waste deposited on any property, public or private, not owned or possessed by that person.
No person owning or having the care, custody or control of any dog shall permit such dog to soil or defile or commit any nuisance on any sidewalks, street or thoroughfare, in or upon the property of persons other than the owner or person having the care, custody or control of such pet. The upsetting of a garbage can, chasing of vehicles, damaging lawns, shrubbery, flowers, grounds, trees or any property of persons and the attacking of, snapping at or biting of a person or other animal by a pet shall be deemed to be a nuisance. Such persons owning or having the care, custody or control of a pet, which pet has caused its pet solid waste to be deposited upon Borough property or upon the property of another, shall immediately remove such pet solid waste or cause it to be removed or shall dispose of it in a proper disposal manner. No person shall walk or otherwise have in his or her custody or control any pet upon any public property, including streets, sidewalks, public parks, waterfront areas and alleys, unless the person has in his or her possession, and in plain view, readily usable materials or implements sufficient to remove and to dispose lawfully of any pet solid waste that may be deposited on the ground by the pet.
Information on this article and the benefits of proper disposal of pet solid waste shall be distributed with the pet licenses.
Any owner or keeper who requires the use of a disability assistant animal shall be exempt from the provisions of this article while such animal is being used for that purpose.
The provisions of this article shall be enforced by the Oceanport Police Department, the Board of Health of the Borough of Oceanport and the Code Enforcement Officer.