[Adopted 12-14-1983 by Ord. No. 11-1983 (Ch. 60, Art. I, of the 1990 Code)]
[Amended 12-9-1987 by Ord. No. 17-1987; 8-17-1988 by Ord. No. 21-1988; 5-9-1990 by Ord. No. 5-1990; 10-15-2014 by Ord. No. 22-2014]
In accordance with the authority conferred upon the Borough by N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.12, the sum to be paid annually for a dog license in the Borough and each renewal thereof shall be, beginning January 1, 1988, as provided in Chapter 275, Fees. In addition to the license fee, there shall be a penalty for late registration, which penalty is set forth in Chapter 275, Fees.
All dog licenses issued under the authority of N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.1 et seq. shall be so issued by the Tax Collector of the Borough or his/her designee.
No person owning, keeping or harboring any dog shall suffer or permit it to run at large upon the public streets or in any public park or in any public building or at any other public place within the Borough. No person shall permit any dog in his/her care or under his/her control, whether on a leash or not, to go upon the lawn, yard or entrance walk or driveway of any private residence without the permission of the owner thereof.
Impounding dogs at large. It shall be the duty of every police officer or Animal Control Officer of the Borough to apprehend any dog found running at large contrary to the provisions of § 202-3 hereof and to impound such dog in a suitable place.
[Amended 10-15-2014 by Ord. No. 22-2014]
Procedure after impounding. After the impoundment of any dog, the Animal Control Officer or police officer shall proceed in accordance with the terms of N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.16 and any amendments or supplements thereto.
[Amended 10-15-2014 by Ord. No. 22-2014]
Any redemption under the provisions of the aforesaid statute shall not release or discharge the owner from any other penalty herein provided for.
No person shall keep, harbor or maintain any dog which habitually barks or cries as defined in Chapter 406, Noise.
[Added 9-13-1989 by Ord. No. 14-1989]
No persons, firm, association or corporation shall keep, harbor or maintain more than four dogs of licensing age at any premises within the Borough of North Haledon.
Any dog which is vicious or appears to be suffering from rabies or affected with hydrophobia, mange or other infectious or dangerous disease and found running at large may be forthwith destroyed by any police officer or the Animal Control Officer. A report of all dogs shall be promptly filed with the Chief of Police, who shall keep a proper and complete record in a substantially bound book.
All license fees shall be collected by the Tax Collector, or his/her designee, and, further, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.11.
[Amended 11-10-1993 by Ord. No. 21-1993]
Any person who violates or who fails or refuses to comply with these dog regulations shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalty.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- AT LARGE
- Off the premises of the owner and not under the control of the owner, agent or a member of his/her immediate family, either by leash, cord, chain or otherwise.
- Any dog, bitch or spayed bitch.
- DOG OF LICENSING AGE
- Any dog which has attained the age of seven months or which possesses a set of permanent teeth.
- When applied to the proprietorship of a dog, includes every
person having a right of property in such dog or every person who
has such dog in his/her keeping.[Amended 7-16-2008 by Ord. No. 5-2008]
- An establishment for the confinement of dogs seized either under the provisions of this article or otherwise.
It shall be the duty of any person having knowledge of any dog, cat or other animal within the Borough having bitten any person, being infected with rabies, or suspected of being infected with rabies, to forthwith notify the Board of Health and, if possible, to give a description of the animal, the location where it may be found and the name and address of the owner or the person having custody thereof.
Whenever any dog, cat or other animal owned, possessed, harbored or in the custody of any person resident in the Borough shall bite any person or be suspected of being infected with rabies, it shall be securely confined in the residence of such person or the residence of one of them or in the establishment of a duly licensed veterinarian of the State of New Jersey at least 10 days and until such time as, without cost to the Borough, a certificate is filed with the Board of Health of the Borough, signed by a duly licensed veterinarian of the State of New Jersey, certifying that such dog, cat or other animal is not rabid.