Borough of Upper Saddle River, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Health of the Borough of Upper Saddle River as Ch. BH-XIII of the Revised General Ordinances, 1971. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Dogs and cats — See Ch. 46.
Waterfowl — See Ch. 148.

§ 164-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Includes rabbits, mink, guinea pigs, rodents, ducks, geese, wild birds and any other small animal kept or raised for commercial purposes, for sale or for the production of meat; fur or wool, or for exhibition or as a source of supply for laboratories; or for private use such as pets, provided that the term "small animals" shall not apply if they total in the aggregate less than four in number.
[Amended 3-28-1996]

§ 164-2 License required.

No person shall keep small animals in excess of a total of four adults (over the age of one year) of any species small animal in any combination within the Borough unless a license has been obtained from the Board of Health.
[Amended 3-28-1996]
No license shall be granted to any person when the keeping or raising of such small animals, because of their nature or characteristics, would be detrimental to the general health of the residents of the neighborhood of the premises sought to be licensed.

§ 164-3 Diseased animals.

No person shall keep any small animal infected with skin mange, coccidosis, parasitic worms or other diseases contagious to other animals or human beings. Any such animal so infected shall immediately be destroyed and the carcass cremated.
Any hutch or coop wherein an infected animal is found and all adjoining hutches or coops shall be destroyed or thoroughly disinfected with a germicide approved by the Board of Health and under the direction of the Health Officer.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to any small animal under regular professional treatment by a duly licensed veterinarian, but all provisions shall apply fully when treatment is discontinued without a full cure having been effected or when the veterinarian certifies that in his opinion cure cannot be effected.

§ 164-4 Hutches and coops; running at large.

Hutches and coops.
No hutch or coop shall be less than 10 feet from all adjoining property lines.
No person shall keep any small animals in a hutch or coop of a size having less than eight square feet of floor space and being less than two feet in height without special permission from the Board.
Each hutch or coop shall be dry and adequately ventilated and shall be cleaned daily and rebedded with fresh straw, leaves or other absorbent material.
No person shall allow any small animal to run at large, and it shall be confined to the licensed premises at all times.

§ 164-5 Violations and penalties.

[Added 6-23-1986]
Any person who violates or neglects to comply with any provision of this chapter or notice issued pursuant thereto shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to a penalty of not less than $5 nor more than $500 for each violation.