[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Winslow 10-27-09 as Ord. No. 0-2009-028. Amendments noted where applicable.]
- Any animal of the feline species (Felis catus).
- Animal of the canine species (Canis familiaris), except dingoes.
- DOMESTICATED ANIMAL
- Any animal tamed and adopted to live in close association with and to the benefit of humans.
- An individual, firm, partnership, corporation or association of persons.
No person shall at any time cause or allow any dog, cat, or domesticated animal to be kept outside on private or public property within the Township of Winslow, unless:
The dog, cat or domesticated animal shall have access to and be provided with suitable and edible food of sufficient quantity on a daily basis and replenished at a minimum of every twelve (12) hours.
The dog, cat or domesticated animal shall at all times have access to and be provided with clean water (cool in summer and unfrozen in the winter).
The dog, cat or domesticated animal shall have access to an area to defecate or urinate separate from the areas where it must eat, drink, or lay down.
Fecal matter must be removed on a daily basis and within twelve (12) hours of being deposited.
The primary area where the dog, cat or domesticated animal is kept must be located behind the principal dwelling on the property.
No person shall keep, use, or maintain a dog, cat, or domesticated animal outdoors on any premises unless such dog, cat, or domesticated animal has access to housing meeting all of the following:
The housing shall be provided with five (5) weatherproof sides, including a top, a bottom and a minimum of three (3) sides. The housing must have an entrance covered by a self-closing swinging door or covering or an L-shaped entrance to prevent the wind and elements from entering the house.
The housing must be moisture proof, weather-tight, and maintained in good repair.
The housing must be placed in a dry area free of debris, feces, and standing water.
The housing shall be cleaned on a daily basis and maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.
If more than one (1) dog, cat or domesticated animal are present in one (1) location, each dog, cat or domesticated animal must have separate and clean housing.
No person shall at any time fasten, chain, or tether a dog, cat, or domesticated animal or cause or allow such dog, cat or domesticated animal to be fastened, chained or tethered on private or public property within Winslow Township unless the following conditions are met:
The restraint system shall be situated and terminate no less than ten (10) feet from any adjacent property boundary.
The restraint system shall be situated and terminate no less than five (5) feet from any fence, pool, wall, vehicle, tree, or any other object or obstruction upon which any dog, cat or domesticated animal may harm itself.
The tether shall be constructed of a secure lightweight material that shall not exceed one-eighth (1/8) of said dog, cat or domesticated animal's total body weight.
The dog, cat or domesticated animal shall be provided with a properly fitting harness or buckle-type collar. Such collar attaching the tether to the dog, cat or domesticated animal shall be constructed of leather, nylon, or comparable material. Said collar shall be maintained in good condition. Metal and choke collars are prohibited.
The tether shall be at least fifteen (15) feet in length and not less than three and one-half (3 1/2) times the length of the dog, cat or domesticated animal, whichever is longer, as measured from the dog, cat or domesticated animal's nose to the base of its tail.
The tether shall be provided with swivels at both ends and shall be maintained tangle free.
Tethered dogs and cats must be altered or sterilized.
No person shall at any time cause or allow any dog, cat or domesticated animal to be kept within a fenced area on private or public property within the Township of Winslow unless:
The dog, cat or domesticated animal is confined within a fenced area that has adequate space for exercise and movement, which shall not be less than one hundred (100) square feet.
The fencing is constructed and maintained as to prevent the animal from leaving or escaping the fenced area and to prevent other animals from entering the fenced area.
It shall be prohibited to allow any dog, cat, or domesticated animal to be kept outdoors at any vacant structure or premises at any time.
It shall be prohibited to tether any dog or cat less than six (6) months of age.
It shall be prohibited to tether any dog, cat or domesticated animal to barrels, vehicles, any object which is not stationary, or other objects which may harm or injure the dog, cat or domesticated animal.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter, including any person who shall hinder, molest, or interfere with anyone authorized or empowered to perform any duty hereunder, shall be imprisoned in the county jail for a period not exceeding ninety (90) days, or shall be subject to a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.) per day of the violation, or both, in the discretion of the court, and each day's continuance of the violation shall constitute a separate and distinct violation.