Editor's Note: See also Chapter V, Animal Control, of the Revised General Ordinances.
[1973 Code § BH:14-1]
No person shall keep, harbor or maintain more than three (3) animals within one hundred (100) feet from any building used for residential purposes or closer than fifty (50) feet from any property line without first having been issued a permit to do so by the Board of Health. Such permit shall not give the right to slaughter or dress animals.
[1973 Code § BH:14-2; New]
The fee for the issuance of a permit to keep animals shall be one hundred ($100.00) dollars.
[1973 Code § BH:14-3]
No person shall keep roosters on any premises where houses are closer than two hundred (200) feet apart.
No person shall permit any food or the droppings from any food to be accessible to rats, mice or vermin.
No person shall keep, harbor or maintain any horses closer than two hundred (200) feet from any building used for residential purposes closer than fifty (50) feet from any property line.
[1973 Code § BH:14-4.1]
No person owning, harboring, keeping, or in charge of any dog shall cause, suffer or allow such animal to soil, defecate on, or create any nuisance on any common thoroughfare, sidewalk, passageway, bypath, 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 said property.
[1973 Code § BH:14-4.2]
Immediate Removal Required. In the event that any person, through inadvertance or otherwise, shall allow a dog to soil, defecate on or create any nuisance contrary to the foregoing restrictions, the person owning, harboring, keeping or in charge of such dogs shall immediately remove all feces deposited by such dog by any sanitary method approved by the Board of Health.
Possession of Means of Removal. It shall be the duty of any person who owns, possesses or controls a dog to have the means with him/her to remove any feces and to dispose of it in a sanitary manner.
Blind Persons, Exempted. The provisions of this section shall not apply to blind persons who may use dogs as guides.
[1973 Code § 14-4.3]
The following materials may be used in the removal of feces:
Sealed nonabsorbent leakproof container.
Sealed plastic bag.
A covered instrument which is nonabsorbent and leakproof.
An instrument which has an open and close type cover, provided it is nonabsorbent and leakproof.
Any material in sheet form that is flexible and can be made to seal, provided it is nonabsorbent and leakproof, such as aluminum foil, plastic wrap, etc.
Any person who violates or who fails or refuses to comply with this chapter shall be liable to a penalty of not less than one hundred ($100.00) dollars nor more than five hundred ($500.00) dollars for each offense, to be recovered by and in the name of the Roseland Board of Health or by and in the name of the Borough of Roseland.