Borough of Leonia, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Leonia 4-3-1985 by Ord. No. 1-85. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Animals — See Ch. 88.
A. 
No person shall own, keep or harbor any cat over four months of age within the Borough of Leonia, 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 of Public Health Veterinarians.
B. 
A certificate of vaccination shall be issued to the owner of each cat vaccinated on a form recommended by the compendium.
C. 
Written application for a cat license shall be made to the Board of Health and shall include the name and address of the owner and the name, breed, color, age and sex of the cat. Applicant shall pay the prescribed licensing fee and provide proof of current rabies vaccination. No license shall be granted without proof of vaccination.
D. 
The licensing period shall be for one year. Licenses shall be renewed by April 30 of each year. Application for a license must be made within 30 days after obtaining a cat over four months of age or after a cat has exceeded four months of age. New residents must apply for a license within 30 days of establishing residence.
E. 
A license shall be issued after payment of a fee of $4 for each unneutered cat and $2 for each neutered cat.
F. 
From this date forward, no single-family household shall own or harbor, within the Borough of Leonia, at any one time, more than six cats of licensing age.
[Added 8-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-9]
G. 
Any household which owns or harbors more than six cats of licensing age at the inception of Ord. No. 09-14 is permitted to do so for the lifetime of said animals; once those cats have expired, the resident is subject to the terms of Subsection F of Ord. No. 09-14
[Added 8-11-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-9]
A. 
Upon acceptance of the license application and fee, the Board of Health shall issue a durable license tag including: an identifying number, year of issuance, Borough, county and state. The license tag shall be attached to the collar of the cat so as to assist in the identification of a lost cat.
B. 
In case a license tag is lost or destroyed, a duplicate will be issued by the Clerk upon presentation of a receipt showing the payment of the license fee for the current year, and the payment of a $0.25 fee for such duplicate.
C. 
License tags shall not be transferable from one cat to another and no refunds shall be made on any cat license fee, because of death of the cat or the owners leaving the city before expiration of the license period.
D. 
The provisions of this chapter shall not be intended to apply to cats whose owners are nonresidents temporarily within the Borough.