Town of Guttenberg, NJ
Hudson County
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[New]
No person shall keep or harbor any dog within the Town without first applying for and obtaining a license for the dog from the Town. The licensing and registration of dogs shall be in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey.
[New]
The owner of any newly acquired dog of licensing age or any dog which attains licensing age shall make an application for a license and registration tag for such dog within 10 days after such acquisition or age attainment.
[New]
The application for the license shall be in such form as shall make possible, from the description of the dog, the identification thereof, and also the name and address of the owner and the person who shall keep or harbor the dog.
[Ord. 4/18/77 § 1; Ord. 8/20/84 § 1; Ord. #22-11; Ord. No. 19-2015]
The license fee for dogs shall be $15 for dogs spayed or neutered and $25 for dogs not spayed or neutered. Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.3, dogs used as guides for blind persons and commonly known as "seeing eye dogs", dogs used to assist handicapped persons and commonly known as "service dogs" and dogs used to assist deaf persons and commonly known as "hearing ear" dogs shall be licensed as in the same manner as other dogs but are exempt from the fees provided for in this section.
[New]
a. 
Any person who shall bring or cause to be brought into this Town any dog licensed in another State for the current year and bearing a registration tag and shall keep the same or permit the same to be kept within the Town for a period of more than 90 days shall immediately apply for a license and registration tag for each such dog.
b. 
Any person who shall bring or cause to be brought into this Town any unlicensed dog and shall keep the same or permit the same to be kept within the Town for a period of more than 10 days shall immediately apply for a license and registration tag for each such dog.
[Ord. 1/3/79 § 1]
Any person owning or controlling any animal pet, shall keep control of such animal pet by a suitable leash or other means, so as not to allow such animal pet to roam at large unattended, on any public or private property in the Town.
[Ord. 1/3/79 §§ 2 - 5]
a. 
Every owner or person in control of any animal pet shall to the best extent possible, curb such animal pet so that such animal waste, feces and droppings are deposited, as much as possible, in the street area, rather than on the curb, sidewalk, intermediate areas, or any other public or private property in Town.
b. 
Every owner or other person in control of any animal pet shall immediately pick up and remove all waste, feces or droppings of said animal, and dispose of same in a sanitary manner by suitable bag, container or other means, so as to insure that such waste, feces or droppings are not deposited and left on any street, sidewalk or any other public or private property in the Town. Blind persons with seeing eye dogs are exempt from the requirements of this section.
c. 
Throwing or depositing of such animal waste, feces or droppings into any public or private sewer also is expressly prohibited.
d. 
Any violations of this subsection shall be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5.
[New]
Any person who keeps or operates, or proposes to establish a kennel, pet shop, shelter or pound, shall apply to the Town Clerk for a license entitling him to keep or operate the establishment. Any person holding the license shall not be required to secure individual licenses for dogs owned by the licensee and kept at the establishment; licenses shall not be transferable to another owner or different premises.
[Ord. 4/18/77 § 1; Ord. 8/20/84 § 1; Ord. 23-11]
The annual license fees for kennel and pet shop licenses shall be as follows:
a. 
Kennel accommodating 10 or less dogs: $250.
b. 
Kennel accommodating more than 10 dogs: $500.
c. 
Pet shop: $250.
[Ord. No. 09-2018]
The purpose of this section is to prohibit the feeding of unconfined wildlife in any public park or on any other property owned or operated by the Town of Guttenberg, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for failure to comply.
[Ord. No. 09-2018]
For the purpose of this section, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this section clearly demonstrates a different meaning:
FEED
Shall mean to give, place, expose, deposit, distribute or scatter any edible material with the intention of feeding, attracting or enticing wildlife. Feeding does not include baiting in the legal taking of fish and/or game.
PERSON
Shall mean any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.
WILDLIFE
Shall mean all animals that are neither human, nor domesticated.
When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
[Ord. No. 09-2018]
No person shall feed, in any public park or on any other property owned or operated by the Town of Guttenberg, any wildlife, excluding confined wildlife (for example, wildlife confined in rehabilitation center or unconfined wildlife at environmental education centers).
[Ord. No. 09-2018]
a. 
This section shall be enforced by the Police Department, Health Department and Building Department.
b. 
Any person found to be in violation of this section shall be ordered to cease the feeding immediately.
[Ord. No. 09-2018]
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Section 1-5, General Penalty.
[Ord. No. 09-2018]
a. 
No person shall feed or attract in any public park or on any other property, wild or stray animals which are not licensed to a resident of Guttenberg and not under the control of any person, unless the person has been accepted and has entered into a contract with the Town of Guttenberg for feeding of feral cats located within a colony.
b. 
The definition of "wild or stray animals" shall include but not be limited to the following: cats, dogs, waterfowl, raccoons, skunks, groundhogs, pigeons, squirrels, deer and other birds.
c. 
This section shall not apply to enclosed, elevated bird feeder devices or confined wildlife (for example, wildlife confined in rehabilitation center or unconfined wildlife at environmental education centers). This prohibition shall also apply to any conditions by which the feeding of animals creates a public health risk or unsanitary conditions.
[Ord. No. 09-2018]
a. 
This section shall be enforced by the Animal Control Officer, Police Department, Health Department, Building Department and/or any other municipal officials of the Town of Guttenberg.
b. 
Any person found to be in violation of this section shall be ordered to cease the feeding immediately.
[Ord. No. 09-2018]
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this section shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Section 1-5, General Penalty.