Township of Winslow, NJ
Camden County
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[Added 3-22-16 by Ord. No. O-2016-008]
[Added 3-22-16 by Ord. No. O-2016-008]
A. 
Any person who keeps or operates or proposes to establish a kennel, a pet shop, a shelter or a pound shall apply to the Township Clerk for a license entitling him to keep or operate such establishment.
B. 
The application shall describe the premises where the establishment is located or is proposed to be located and the purpose or purposes for which it is to be maintained, and shall be accompanied by the written approval of the local Board of Health, showing compliance with the local and State rules and regulations governing location of and sanitation at such establishments.
C. 
All licenses issued for a kennel, pet shop, shelter or pound shall state the purpose for which the establishment is maintained. Such license shall expire on the last day of June of each year and shall be subject to revocation by the Township on recommendation of the State Department of Health or the local Board of Health or Animal Control Officer for failure to comply with the rules and regulations of the State Department or of the local Board of Health governing the same, after the owner has been afforded a hearing by either the State Department, the local Board of Health or proper court of law in accordance with the statutes providing for such hearing.
D. 
Any person holding such license shall not be required to secure individual licenses for dogs owned by him and kept at such establishments. Such license shall not be transferable to another owner or to different premises.
[Added 3-22-16 by Ord. No. O-2016-008]
The annual license fee for a kennel providing accommodations for ten (10) or less dogs shall be ten dollars ($10.) and for more than ten (10) dogs, twenty-five dollars ($25.). The annual license fee for a pet shop shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.). No fee shall be charged for a shelter or pound.
[Added 3-22-16 by Ord. No. O-2016-008]
No dog kept in a kennel, pet shop, shelter or pound shall be permitted off such premises except on a leash or in a crate or other safe control.
[Added 3-22-16 by Ord. No. O-2016-008]
A. 
Definitions: When used herein, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
ANIMAL CARE FACILITY
An animal control center or animal shelter, maintained by or under contract with any state, county, or municipality, whose mission and practice is, in whole or significant part, the rescue and placement of animals in permanent homes or rescue organizations.
ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANIZATION
Any not-for-profit organization which has been granted tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code and whose mission and practice is, in whole or in significant part, the rescue and placement of animals in permanent homes.
CAT
A member of the species of domestic cat, Felis Catus.
DOG
A member of the species of domestic dog, Canis Familiaris.
OFFER FOR SALE
To sell, offer for sale or adoption, advertise for the sale of, barter, auction, give away or otherwise dispose of a dog or cat.
PET SHOP
A retail establishment where dogs and cats are sold, exchanged, bartered or offered for sale as pet animals to the general public at retail. Such definition shall not include an animal care facility or animal rescue organization, as defined.
B. 
Restrictions on the sale of animals.
(1) 
A pet shop may offer for sale only those dogs that the pet shop has obtained from or displays in cooperation with:
(a) 
An animal care facility; or
(b) 
An animal rescue organization.
(2) 
A pet shop shall not offer for sale a dog that is younger than eight (8) weeks old.