Borough of Spring Lake Heights, NJ
Monmouth County
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[Ord. #2-1966, § 23-5; Ord. #13-1971; Ord. #19-1974; Ord. #9-1981, § 1; Ord. #22-1983, § 1]
No person shall keep or harbor any dog within the Borough without first applying for and obtaining a license for the dog from the Borough. The licensing and registrations of dogs shall be in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey.
[Ord. #2-1966, § 23-5; Ord. #13-1971; Ord. #19-1974; Ord. #9-1981, § 1; Ord. #22-1983, § 1]
Dog licenses shall be purchased annually in the month of January commencing with January, 1984. The license fee of the Borough shall be $7 for each dog which fee shall be in addition to any other fees or surcharges that the Borough is required to process or collect on behalf of the State of New Jersey, or any instrumentality, agency or subdivision thereof.
[Ord. #2-1966, § 23-5; Ord. #13-1971; Ord. #19-1974; Ord. #9-1981, § 1; Ord. #22-1983, § 1]
No license shall be issued to a minor.
[1]
Editor's Note: Prior ordinances codified herein include portions of Ordinance No. 2-1966.
[Ord. #1-1995, § 1]
No person owning or having the control, custody or possession of a dog shall permit or suffer such dog to run at large or to go on or be upon the public streets, sidewalks or other public places within the Borough unless said dog shall be on a leash, which leash shall have an overall length, including a handgrip, which shall not exceed six feet, and in the custody of some person or persons capable of controlling such dog.
[Ord. #1-1995, § 1]
No person shall keep, harbor or maintain any dog which habitually barks or cries so as to disturb the public peace.
[Ord. #1-1995, § 1; Ord. #16-2005, § 1]
No person owning, harboring, keeping or in charge of any dog or other pet shall cause, suffer or allow such dog or other pet to soil, defile, defecate on, or to commit any nuisance on any common driveway, sidewalk, passageway, bypass, play area, or any place where people congregate or walk, or upon any private property without the permission of the owner of said property. In the event of a violation occurring on private property, a complaint can only be filed by the owner of the property.
a. 
The person owning, harboring, keeping or in charge of any dog or other pet that violates subsection 5-2.3 shall immediately remove all feces deposited by such dog or other pet by placing the feces in a waterproof bag or container, properly sealed, and placed in a garbage container, or disposed of in any other sanitary manner.
[Ord. #1-1995, § 1]
No more than three dogs of licensed age shall be kept, maintained or harbored at one time at any residential housing unit or on its grounds, or in any business establishment or on its grounds. This restriction shall not apply to properly licensed pet shops, kennels, shelters, and pounds.
[Ord. #1-1995, § 1]
No person owning, keeping or harboring any dog shall permit the dog to do any injury or any damage to any lawn, shrubbery, flowers or property.
[Ord. #1-1995, § 1]
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this section shall upon conviction thereof be subject to a fine of not less than $200 nor more than $500 for each violation.
[Ord. #2-1966, § 23-7]
No person shall operate a kennel or pet shop or other like establishment for the purpose of boarding, breeding, raising, training, selling or otherwise dealing in dogs. The business of boarding, training, selling or otherwise dealing in dogs for compensation within the limits of the Borough is hereby prohibited. This subsection shall not apply to kennels or other like establishments in existence and duly licensed as of the date of the enactment of this section.
[Ord. #2-1966, § 23-9]
The Mayor and Council of the Borough shall have the power to contract with one or more persons to exercise the duties of Dog Warden in order to enforce the provisions of this chapter.
[Ord. #1966-2, § 23-10A]
The Dog Warden or other person having similar duties shall take into custody and impound, or cause to be taken into custody and impounded, and thereafter destroyed or disposed of, as provided in this section:
a. 
Any dog running at large within the limits of the Borough.
b. 
Any dog off the premises of the owner or of the person keeping or harboring the dog which is not controlled by a leash as provided in this chapter.
c. 
Any dog off the premises of the owner or of the person keeping or harboring the dog without a current registration tag on his collar.
d. 
Any female dog in season off the premises of the owner or of the person keeping or harboring the dog.
[Ord. #2-1966, § 23-10B]
When any dog so seized has been detained for seven days after notice, when notice can be given, or has been detained for seven days after seizure, when notice cannot be given, in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, and if the owner or person keeping or harboring the dog has not claimed the dog and paid all the expenses incurred by reason of its seizure and detention, and if the dog was unlicensed at the time of the seizure and the owner or person keeping or harboring the dog has not produced a current license and registration tag for the dog, the Dog Warden or other person having similar duties may cause the dog to be destroyed in a manner causing as little pain as possible.
[New]
Any person who shall violate the provisions of Section 5-1 shall be liable to a penalty of not less than $1 nor more than $50 for the first offense, and not less than $5 nor more than $50 for each subsequent offense, to be recovered in the manner provided by N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.19, et seq.. Any person who shall violate any other provision of this chapter shall be liable to a fine of not more than $100 for the first offense, and not more than $200 for each subsequent offense, or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 30 days, or both. Each day in which such violation continues shall be deemed to constitute a separate offense.
[Ord. #2-1966, § 23-14]
The provisions of this chapter shall be in addition to the provisions of any and all laws of the State of New Jersey relating to rabies and control of dogs.
[Ord. #8-1992, § 1]
No person shall own, keep or harbor any cat over six months of age within the Borough of Spring Lake Heights unless such cat has been licensed and vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian in accordance with the latest Compendium of Animal Rabies Vaccines and Recommendations for Immunization, published by the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians.
[Ord. #8-1992, § 1]
A certificate of vaccination shall be issued to the owner of each cat vaccinated on a form recommended by the State.
[Ord. #8-1992, § 1]
The provisions of this section do not apply to cats held in a cattery, or those held by a State or Federal licensed research facility, or a veterinary establishment where cats are received or kept for diagnostic, medical, surgical, or other treatments, or licensed animal shelters, pounds, kennels or pet shops. In addition, any cat may be exempted from the requirement of such vaccination for a specified period of time upon presentation of a veterinarian's certificate stating that because of an infirmity or other physical condition, or regimen of therapy, the inoculation of such cat shall be deemed inadvisable.
[Ord. #8-1992, § 1]
The Dog Licensing Official is hereby designated as the official charged with the enforcement of the provisions of this section.
[Ord. #8-1992, § 1]
Written application for a cat license shall be made to the Borough and shall include the name and address of the owner and the name, breed, color, age and sex of the cat. The applicant shall pay the prescribed licensing fee and provide proof of current rabies vaccination.
[Ord. #8-1992, § 1]
The licensing period shall be for one year with licenses to be renewed by January 31 of each year. Notwithstanding same, any license issued in 1992 shall remain in full force and effect until January 31, 1994. Application for a license must be made within 15 days after obtaining a cat over six months of age or after a cat has exceeded six months of age. New residents must apply for a license within 30 days of establishing residence.
[Ord. #8-1992, § 1; Ord. No. 27-2010]
The license fee was repealed by Ord. No. 27-2010. The licensing of cats is currently under review by the Borough.
[Ord. #8-1992, § 1]
License forms shall be furnished by the Borough.
[Ord. #8-1992, § 1]
Upon acceptance of the license application and fee, the Borough shall issue a durable license tag, including an identifying number, the year of issuance, the municipality and the State. The license tag shall be attached to the collar of the cat so as to assist in the identification of a lost cat.
[Ord. #8-1992, § 1]
If a license tag is lost or destroyed, a duplicate will be issued by the Borough upon payment of a fee of $1 for such duplicate. License tags shall not be transferable from one cat to another, and no refunds shall be made should any owner leave the Borough before expiration of the license period.
[Ord. #8-1992, § 1]
Proof of licensing shall be produced by any person owning, keeping, maintaining, or harboring a cat, upon the request of any health official, police officer, animal control officer, or other authorized person. No person shall hinder, molest, or interfere with anyone authorized or empowered to perform any duty under this section.
[Ord. #8-1992, § 1]
The provisions of this section shall not apply to a nonresident keeping a cat within the Borough for no longer than 90 days.
[Ord. #8-1992, § 1]
No person shall abandon any cat of any age or permit a cat to become a stray.
[Ord. #8-1992, § 1]
Any person who owns, keeps or harbors any cat located within the Borough shall exercise sufficient and proper care and control over such animal at all times so as to prevent the animal from becoming a public nuisance.
[Ord. #8-1992, § 1]
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this section shall upon conviction thereof be subject to a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $50 for each violation.