Township of Robbinsville, NJ
Mercer County
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The governing body shall, immediately upon passage of this chapter, appoint some suitable and fit person who shall be known as the "Animal Control Officer(s)" and who shall hold office until the first annual meeting of the governing body. Thereafter, an Animal Control Officer(s) shall be appointed in the same manner for each year.
For his/her services, the Animal Control Officer(s) or any other person specially appointed by the governing body shall receive as compensation such sum or sums as may be designated by Resolution of the governing body.
[Amended by Ord. No. 88-11; Ord. No. 93-16]
In any proceeding for a violation of this chapter, the police officer, special law enforcement officer, Animal Control Officer(s) or any other person specially appointed for that purpose by the governing body shall issue a summons for the appearance before the Municipal Court of such alleged offender or violator of this chapter, with a reference to the section hereof violated. The summons shall be issued by the police officer, special law enforcement officer, Animal Control Officer(s), or any other person specially appointed for that purpose by the governing body and shall provide at least five days' notice before the return date thereof.
[Amended by Ord. No. 88-11; Ord. No. 93-16; 8-30-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-29]
Any police officer, special law enforcement officer, Animal Control Officer(s) or any other person specially appointed for that purpose by the governing body shall, immediately upon appointment and annually or biennially thereafter, make a canvass of the Township for the purpose of determining how many persons there are within the Township who own, keep, harbor or possess any dog or dogs and the number of dogs so kept, harbored or possessed. The owner of any dog or dogs, upon disclosure of his/her ownership of any dog or dogs and the dog or dogs are found to be kept, harbored or possessed in violation of this chapter, the police officer, special law enforcement officer, Animal Control Officer(s) or any other person specially appointed for that purpose by the governing body may issue a summons to that person or persons in whose presence any dog or dogs are found to be kept, harbored or possessed in violation of this chapter.
A. 
Any person who shall violate the provisions of this chapter shall be liable to a penalty as set forth in 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 the penalties in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty.
[Amended 8-30-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-29]
B. 
Any person who shall hinder or in any way interfere with any police officer, special law enforcement officer, Animal Control Officer(s) or any other person specially appointed for that purpose by the governing body in the performance of their duties under this chapter or who shall refuse to give those officer(s), upon inquiry, any information concerning the number of dogs kept, harbored or possessed or who shall take a dog from the pound, except upon redeeming such dog as provided by this chapter or who shall break or damage such dog pound or who shall fail to comply with or who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty.