Any person who shall own, keep or harbor a cat of licensing age shall annually apply for and procure from the City Clerk a license and official registration tag with license number for each cat so owned, kept or harbored.
The owner of any newly acquired cat of licensing age or of any cat which attains licensing age shall make application for a license and registration tag for such cat within 10 days after such acquisition or age attainment.
The application shall state the breed, sex, age, color and markings of the cat for which license and registration are sought and whether it is of a longhair or shorthair variety; it shall also contain the name, street address and post office address of the owner and the person who shall keep or harbor such cat. The information on said application and the registration number issued for the cat shall be preserved for a period of three years by the Clerk or other local official designated to license cats in the municipality.
License forms and official tags shall be furnished by the City of Egg Harbor City and shall be numbered serially and shall bear the year of issuance and the name of the City of Egg Harbor City.
No license shall be granted for any cat unless the owner thereof provides a certificate acceptable to the City Clerk that the cat to be licensed has been inoculated with a rabies vaccine of a type approved by and administered in accordance with the recommendations of the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Human Services or has been certified exempt as provided by this Part 2.
The person applying for the license and registration tag shall pay the fee fixed or authorized. The fee for renewal of the license and registration tag shall be the same as for the original. The license shall be valid for the period of January 1 through December 31 of the year issued. A late registration fee shall be charged for any license renewal made after April 1. Only one license and registration tag shall be required in the licensing year for any cat in the City of Egg Harbor City.
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.
Each cat must display a currently valid registration tag or be subject to seizure by animal control authorities if outside the boundaries of its owner's property.
No person shall hinder, molest or interfere with anyone authorized or empowered to perform any duty under this Part 2.