Any person who shall own, keep or harbor a dog of licensing age in the Township of Logan shall, in the month of January of each year, apply for and procure from the Clerk of the Township or other official designated by the Township Council to license dogs, a license and official metal registration tag for each such dog so owned, kept or harbored, and shall place upon each such dog a collar or harness with the registration tag securely fastened thereto.
The owner of any newly acquired dog of licensing age or any dog which attains licensing age shall make application for license and registration tag for such dog within 10 days after such acquisition or age attainment.
No person owning, keeping, maintaining or harboring a dog shall permit, suffer or allow said dog to:
- Run at large upon any of the public streets or roads or upon any private property in the Township of Logan, except the private property of the person owning, keeping, maintaining or harboring such dog, or except upon premises where permission has been given by the owner thereof to the person owning, keeping, maintaining or harboring any such dog to keep it on the private property of the person so giving permission.
- Be off the premises of the owner or premises where permission has been given as set forth in Subsection A(1) above, unless the said dog shall be on a leash not more than six feet long and held by a person over the age of 12 years who shall have complete control of the dog.
- Bark, cry, whine, howl or otherwise disturb the peace or quiet of the neighborhood or the sleep of any person for any unreasonable length of time.
- Cause any injury to any person.
- Do any damage to any lawn, shrubbery, flowers, grounds or other property or run through or across any cultivated gardens or fields.
- Be or become a public nuisance or create a condition hazardous to safety and health.
The habitual barking, howling, whining or crying of a dog or dogs in the Township of Logan is hereby declared to be a disturbing noise within the meaning of N.J.S.A. 40:48-1, Subsection (8), and a nuisance.
Purpose. The purpose of this section is to protect the health, safety and welfare of all those frequenting this municipality by preventing the needless health hazards and nuisances caused by dog feces upon public and private property located within the Township.
Nuisances prohibited; curbing of dogs; responsibility of owner.
- No person, agency or institution owning, harboring, keeping or in charge of any dog shall cause, suffer or allow such dog to soil, defile, defecate or commit any nuisance upon any public or private property whatsoever, except with the express authority or permission of the owner of said property.
- The restriction in this section shall not apply to the portion of the street lying between the curblines, which may be used to curb such dogs under the following conditions:
The person who so curbs such dog shall immediately remove all feces deposited by such dog by any sanitary method (shovel, container, disposal bag, etc.).
The feces removed from the aforementioned designated area shall be disposed of by the person owning, harboring, keeping or in charge of any dog curbed in accordance with the provisions of this section in a sanitary manner on said person’s own property.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to a guide dog or Seeing Eye dog which is in the sole control of a blind person.
Complaints; enforcement. Complaints against violators of this section may be filed by any citizen, as well as by an officer of the Township Police Department.
Violations and penalties. Any person found guilty of violating or refusing to comply with any of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a fine of not more than $250 for each offense according to the discretion of the Municipal Judge, plus court costs.