[Adopted 11-17-1969 (Ch. 97, Art. II, of the 1981 Code)]
[Amended 11-20-1978 by Ord. No. 502; 10-19-1981 by Ord. No. 587; 7-19-1982 by Ord. No. 607; 9-19-1983 by Ord. No. 634; 7-2-1986 by Ord. No. 720; 9-14-2011 by Ord. No. 1296]
Every person who shall own, keep or harbor a dog within the limits of the Borough of Lindenwold shall report to the Clerk or designee, annually, by January 31 of each year, his or her name and address and shall give the name, breed, color and sex of each and every dog kept by such person and shall pay to the Clerk or designee the sum as provided in Chapter 150, Fees, Article I, Fee Schedule, § 150-7, as a license fee for each dog. The Clerk shall furnish the owner with a certificate signed by the Clerk stating the register number of the dog, its name, breed, color and sex and the name and address of its owner or keeper. No license shall be issued or granted nor shall any official registration tag be issued or granted for any dog unless the owner or person maintaining the same provides evidence that the dog to be licensed and registered has been inoculated against rabies in accordance with N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.2a or has been certified exempt as provided by regulations of the State Department of Health.
The Clerk or designee shall keep a book for the purpose of registering the name of the owner of every dog, the description of the dog as set forth in the registration certificate and the number of the license certificate issued.
The Clerk or designee, upon receipt of the fee prescribed by § 75-7 of this article, shall furnish with each certificate of registration a metal tag on which shall be inscribed the registry number, which shall correspond to the number set forth in the certificate, and the year in which the certificate is issued, which said tag shall be securely affixed to the collar or strap worn by the dog.
[Amended 10-19-1981 by Ord. No. 587]
The Animal Control Officer shall take into custody and impound, or cause to be taken into custody and impounded, any dog running at large found to be unregistered or, if registered, without a collar having the prescribed tag attached thereto; the Animal Control Officer or other constituted authority shall, immediately following the taking and impounding of any dog or dogs pursuant to the provisions of this article, cause a notice in writing of such taking and impounding to be mailed to the owner of such dog or dogs and also to the nearest office of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and the same will be destroyed unless claimed by said owner or organization within seven days from the mailing of said notice.
Any person or corporation who shall engage in the business of boarding animals, or breeding or raising animals for sale, or housing more than three dogs or three cats, shall be considered as keeping a kennel, and no person shall keep a kennel within the limits of the Borough of Lindenwold without first complying with N.J.A.C. 8:23aa-1 through 1.13 and requesting approval from the Joint Land Use Board, the Lindenwold Code Enforcement Officer and Camden County Health and Human Services. Upon receiving these approvals, said person or corporation shall apply for a Lindenwold mercantile license and a Lindenwold sanitary code license.
[Added 11-20-1978 by Ord. No. 502; amended 2-18-1985 by Ord. No. 665]
Any dog off the premises of any person owning, keeping or harboring the same shall be accompanied by a person capable of controlling the dog and who has the dog upon a leash not exceeding six feet in length or in a crate or box or otherwise securely confined so as to prevent it from running at large.
Any owner or keeper of any dog found running at large in the Borough of Lindenwold, whether said animal is registered or unregistered, shall be in violation of this article and subject to the penalties provided herein.
[Added 2-18-1985 by Ord. No. 665; amended 5-11-2005 by Ord. No. 1160]
Any dog which has attacked or bitten any human being or which habitually attacks other dogs or domestic animals shall be deemed to be vicious dog for the purpose of this section. An appropriate Borough official shall receive and investigate complaints against dogs, and when any dog complained against is deemed to be a vicious dog, an appropriate Borough official shall report the facts to the Municipal Judge, who shall cause the owner or person harboring such dog to be notified, in writing, of the complaint against such dog and to appear before him at a stated time and place. At the time set for such hearing, the Judge shall inquire into the facts and give all interested persons an opportunity to be heard under oath and to be represented by counsel. The Judge shall decide in accordance with the evidence before him, and, if he decides that such dog complained of is a vicious dog, notice of such decision shall be given to the owner or person harboring such dog. No dog which has been determined to be a vicious dog shall be permitted to be upon any street or public place in the Borough except while securely muzzled and under a leash of not more than six feet in length, and the owner or person harboring any such vicious dog who permits it to run at large upon any street or public place in the Borough while not securely muzzled and under a leash of not more than six feet in length shall be guilty of a violation of this article.
[Added 2-18-1985 by Ord. No. 665]
No person shall keep, harbor or maintain any dog which habitually barks or cries so as to disturb the public peace.
[Added 2-18-1985 by Ord. No. 665]
No person owning, harboring, keeping, walking or in charge of any dog shall cause, suffer, permit or allow such dog to soil, defile, defecate on or commit any nuisance on any common thoroughfare, street, sidewalk, passageway, road bypass, play area, park or any place where people congregate or walk or upon any public property whatsoever or upon any private property without the permission of the owner of the private property in the last instance. If any such person shall permit such dog to soil, defile, defecate on or commit any nuisance on the areas aforesaid, he or she shall immediately remove and dispose of all feces and droppings deposited by such dog, which removal shall be in a sanitary manner by a shovel, container, disposal bag, etc. In a multidwelling complex, the tenant dog owner shall take his dog to the only designated walking area for dogs or other animals which shall be provided and maintained in a sanitary manner by the management of the complex. On the dog owner's own property, he shall maintain the property in a sanitary manner in order to prevent any noxious odors, attraction of vermin breeding or any other public health nuisance to neighbors.
[Added 11-30-1972 by Ord. No. 310; amended 2-18-1985 by Ord. No. 665; 1-24-2001 by Ord. No. 1086; 5-11-2005 by Ord. No. 1160]
It shall be unlawful for any person or group of persons who constitute a single household within the limits of the Borough of Lindenwold to keep, harbor or maintain more than three dogs and three cats at any one time within said single household.
[Added 5-11-2005 by Ord. No. 1160]
No person or entity shall keep any goats, sheep, horses, pigs, swine, cattle, poultry or fowl of any kind in the Borough of Lindenwold.
[Amended 10-19-1981 by Ord. No. 587; 2-18-1985 by Ord. No. 665]
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalties as set forth in Chapter 1, § 1-1, of this Code.