City of Absecon, NJ
Atlantic County
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§ 122-1 Definitions.

[1997 Code § 122-1; Ord. No. 02-98 § 122-1]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ANIMAL
Dog or cat.
ANIMAL CONTROL AUTHORITY
Any person or agency designated or certified by the State of New Jersey to enforce the provisions of this chapter.
CAT
Any member of the domestic feline species male, female, or altered.
CAT OF LICENSING AGE
Any cat which has attained the age of seven months or which possesses a full set of permanent teeth.
CATTERY
Any room or group of rooms, cage or exhibition pen, not part of a kennel, wherein cats for sale are kept or displayed.
DOG
Any member of the canine species male, female, or altered.
DOG OF LICENSING AGE
Any dog which has attained the age of six months or which possesses a set of permanent teeth.
LICENSING AUTHORITY
The Municipal Clerk of the City of Absecon or any designated representative thereof charged with administering the issuance and/or revocation of permits and licenses under the provisions of this chapter.
NEUTERED
Rendered permanently incapable of reproduction as certified by a licensed veterinarian.
OWNER
When applied to the proprietorship of an animal shall include every person having right of property (or custody) in such animal and every person who has such animal in his/her possession, keeping or who harbors or maintains an animal or knowingly permits an animal to remain on or about any premises occupied by that person.
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, partnership, organization or institution commonly recognized by law as a unit.
SPAYED
Rendered permanently incapable of reproduction as certified by a licensed veterinarian.