[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Winslow 10-25-05 as Ord. No. 0-33-05. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to establish requirements for the proper disposal of pet solid waste in the Township of Winslow so as to protect the public health, safety and welfare of its residents and to prescribe penalties for failure to comply with said chapter.
For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meaning stated herein unless their use in the text of this chapter clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory.
IMMEDIATE — The pet solid waste is removed at once, without delay.
OWNER KEEPER — Any person who shall possess, maintain, house or harbor any pet or otherwise have custody of any pet, whether or not the owner of such pet.
PERSON — Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction.
PET — A domesticated animal (other than a disability assistance animal) kept for amusement or companionship.
PET SOLID WASTE — Waste matter expelled from the bowels of the 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 municipality or some other refuse collector; or disposal into a system designed to convey domestic sewerage for proper treatment and disposal.
All pet owners and keepers are required to immediately and properly dispose of their pet's solid waste disposed on any property, public or private, not owned or possessed by that person, unless otherwise permitted. This requirement shall be read in Pari Materia with Chapter 126, Section 20 of the Code of the Township of Winslow when relating to "Dogs" and Chapter 127, Section 10 of the Code of the Township of Winslow when relating to "Cats."
Any owner or keeper who requires the use of a disability assistance animal shall be exempted from the provisions of this chapter while such animal is being used for that purpose.
The provisions of this chapter shall be enforced by the Winslow Township Police Department or the Winslow Township Code Enforcement Officers.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter, including any person who shall hinder or interfere with anyone authorized or empowered to perform any duty hereunder, shall be subject to a fine of one hundred dollars ($100.) for a first offense, a fine of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) for a second offense and a fine of five hundred dollars ($500.) for a third or subsequent offense, per day of violation, and each day's violation shall constitute a separate and distinct violation.