[Adopted 4-19-1992 by Ord. No. 235]
The words hereinafter defined shall have the meanings herein indicated for the purposes of this article, as follows:
- HOBBY KENNEL
- Any noncommercial establishment where a single breed of one dog is kept for personal breeding.
- Any establishment wherein or whereon the business of boarding or selling dogs or breeding dogs for sale is carried on, except a pet shop.
- PET SHOP
- Any place of business which is not part of a kennel, wherein
animals, including, but not limited to, dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles,
rabbits, hamsters or gerbils, are kept or displayed chiefly for the
purpose of sale to individuals for personal appreciation and companionship
rather than for business or research purposes.[Amended 5-20-2004 by Ord. No. 9-2004]
Editor's Note: The definitions of "animal(s)," "cat," "cats of identification age," "dog," "dog of licensing age," "pound," "shelter," "owner," "person" and "borough," which were previously included in this subsection, were repealed 5-20-2004 by Ord. No. 9-2004.
The words "and" and "or" may be used interchangeably, and either of the two may be applicable, whichever is more conducive towards the effectuating of this article.
Personal pronouns shall mean either the singular or the plural, whichever is applicable and conducive towards the effectuating of this article.
The masculine, feminine or the neuter gender shall be implied, whichever is appropriate and conducive for the effectuating of this article.
Editor's Note: Original Section 2, License or registration identification required; Section 3, Application; registration tag; Section 4, Fee for license and registration tag; Section 5, When application is to be made; Section 6, Information required for application; Section 7, Licensed out-of-state dogs or cats; unlicensed dogs or cats from out of Borough; and Section 8, Removal of registration tags, which previously followed this section, were repealed 5-20-2004 by Ord. No. 9-2004. See now Art. II of this chapter.
Any person who keeps or operates or proposes to establish a kennel, a pet shop, a shelter or a pound shall apply to the Clerk/Municipal Administrator of the Borough for a license entitling him to keep or operate such establishment.
The application shall describe the premises where the establishment is located or is proposed to be located, the purpose or purposes for which it is to be maintained, and shall be accompanied by the written approval of the Health Officer of the Board of Health of the Borough showing compliance with the local and state rules and regulations governing location of and sanitation at such establishments.
All licenses issued for a kennel, pet shop, shelter or pound shall state the purpose for which the establishment is maintained, and all such licenses shall expire on the last day of January of each year and be subject to revocation by the Mayor and Council on recommendations of the State Department of Health or the Board of Health of the Borough for failure to comply with the rules and regulations of the State Department or the Board of Health of the Borough governing the same, after the owner has been afforded a hearing by either the State Department or the Board of Health of the Borough.
Any person holding such license shall not be required to secure individual licenses for dogs or cats owned by such licensee and kept at such establishments; such licenses shall not be transferable to another owner or different premises.
[Amended 5-20-2004 by Ord. No. 9-2004]
The annual license fee for a kennel providing accommodations for 10 or fewer dogs shall be $10, and for more than 10 dogs, $25. The annual license fee for a kennel providing accommodations for any number of cats shall be $50. The annual license fee for a pet shop shall be $10. No fee shall be charged for a shelter or pound.
[Amended 5-20-2004 by Ord. No. 9-2004]
The annual license fee for a hobby kennel shall be $50 in addition to the annual license and registration fee for the dog kept for personal breeding.
No dog kept in a kennel, pet shop, shelter or pound shall be permitted off such premises except on a leash or in a crate or other safe control.
Editor's Note: Original Section 13, Disposition of license fees, which previously followed this section, was repealed 5-20-2004 by Ord. No. 9-2004.
The Clerk/Municipal Administrator of the Borough shall forward to the State Department of Health a list of all kennels, pet shops, shelters and pounds licensed, within 30 days after the licenses therefor are issued, which list shall include the name and address of the licensee and the kind of license issued.
There is hereby created in the Borough of Folsom the position of Animal Control Officer, which Animal Control Officer shall be appointed by the Mayor and Borough Council annually, for a term of one year.
The Animal Control Officer of the Borough shall promptly, after May 1, 1992, and annually thereafter, cause a canvass to be made of all dogs or cats owned, kept or harbored within the limits of the Borough and shall report to the Clerk/Municipal Administrator of the Borough, the Board of Health of the Borough and to the State Department of Health the result thereof, setting forth in separate columns the names and addresses of persons owning, keeping or harboring by each of said persons, together with the registration numbers of each of said dogs or cats, and the number of unlicensed dogs or unregistered cats owned, kept or harbored by each of said persons, together with a complete description of each of said unlicensed dogs or unregistered cats.
Editor's Note: Original Section 17, Stray dogs - impoundment and disposal; Section 18, Seizure practices; Section 19, Interference with authorities; and Section 21, Violations and penalties, which previously followed this section, were repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).