[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Township of Mount Olive 5-15-1972 by Ord. No. B-2-72; amended in its entirety 8-2-1990 by Ord. No. B-6-90 (Ch. 303 of the 1990 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Dogs and other animals – See Ch. 169.
Except as otherwise provided in § 436-4 hereof, no person shall own, harbor or keep any dog or cat within the municipal limits of the Township of Mount Olive that is not inoculated against rabies.
Any person owning, harboring or keeping any dog or cat within the municipal limits of the Township of Mount Olive shall cause such dog or cat to be inoculated against rabies once each year; provided, however, that if the Flury chick embryo vaccine is used, the inoculation against rabies may be administered every three years. The inoculation shall be administered by a veterinarian duly licensed by the State of New Jersey or by such other person permitted by law to administer the same and approved by the Board of Health of the Township of Mount Olive. The vaccine used must be of a type approved by the United States Bureau of Animal Industry or by the United States Public Health Service.
Any person who owns, keeps or harbors a dog or cat within the municipal limits of the Township of Mount Olive shall procure and cause to be securely fastened on the collar or harness of each such dog or cat a suitable tag indicating that said dog or cat has been inoculated against rabies and setting forth the date of such inoculation, which collar or harness with said tag attached shall be worn by the dog or cat at all times.
Any person who owns, keeps or harbors a dog or cat within the municipal limits of the Township of Mount Olive shall obtain and keep in his possession a certificate, issued by the veterinarian or other qualified person administering the inoculation pursuant to § 436-2 hereof, indicating that said dog or cat has been inoculated against rabies and indicating the date of such inoculation. Said certificate shall be exhibited to the dog or cat licensing official of the Township of Mount Olive when application for a dog or cat license is made and shall also be exhibited upon the request of any Board of Health member or official or upon the request of a member of the Police Department of the Township of Mount Olive.
This chapter shall not apply to:
Dogs or cats which have not attained the age of seven months.
Any dog or cat which the Board of Health, for a specified period of time, declares exempt based upon presentation of a satisfactory certificate from a veterinarian duly licensed in the State of New Jersey stating that, because of an infirmity or other physical condition, the inoculation of such dog or cat shall be deemed inadvisable for a specified period of time.
Dogs or cats in veterinary hospitals, dog or cats in transit, dogs or cats brought into the Township of Mount Olive temporarily for the sole purpose of dog or cat or pet shows or exhibitions or dogs or cats seven months of age or older within 10 days of the date of acquisition of said dog or cat.