[Adopted 9-22-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-41 (Ch. 59, Art. III, of the 1981 Code)]
The purpose of this article is to establish requirements for the proper disposal of pet solid waste in the Township of Marlboro, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and to prescribe penalties for failure to comply.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- That the pet solid paste is removed at once, without delay.
- Any person who shall possess, maintain, house or harbor any pet or otherwise have custody of any pet, whether or not he or she is the owner of such pet.
- Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
- A domesticated animal (other than a disability assistance animal) kept for amusement or companionship.
- PET SOLID WASTE
- Waste matter expelled from the bowels of a pet; excrement.
- PROPER DISPOSAL
- Placement in a designated waste receptacle, or other suitable container, and discarded in a refuse container which is regularly emptied by the Township or some other refuse collector, or disposal into a system designed to convey domestic sewage for proper treatment and disposal.
All owners and keepers are required to immediately and properly dispose of their pet's solid waste deposited on any property, public or private, not owned or possessed by that person.
Any owner or keeper who requires the use of a disability assistance animal shall be exempt from the provisions of this article while such animal is being used for that purpose.
The provisions of this article shall be enforced by the Animal Control Officer or any law enforcement officer of the Township of Marlboro.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this article shall be subject to a minimum fine of not less than $50 for each and every violation and a maximum fine as provided in § 4-3 of the Code.