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Township of Lebanon, NJ
Hunterdon County
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[Adopted 6-21-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-03[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided that former Art. II, Kennels, be deleted in its entirety.
A. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
KENNEL
Any establishment wherein or whereon the business of boarding or selling dogs or breeding dogs for sale is carried on, except a pet shop. This definition shall not include persons or entities breeding dogs for show, breeding dogs to be kept as pets, or breeding dogs to give away without charge.
PET SHOP
Any person engaged in the ordinary course of business in the sale of dogs for profit.
POUND
An establishment for the confinement of dogs seized either under the provisions of this article or otherwise.
SHELTER
Any establishment where dogs are received, housed and distributed without charge.
B. 
Any person who keeps or operates or proposes to establish a kennel, pet shop, shelter or pound shall apply to the official of the Township of Lebanon designated to license dogs in the Township for a license entitling him/her to keep or operate such establishment.
C. 
The application shall describe the premises where the establishment is to be located or proposed to be located and the purpose or purposes for which it is to be maintained and shall be accompanied by the written approval of the Hunterdon County Board of Health, showing compliance with the local and state rules and regulations governing the locale and sanitation of such establishment.
D. 
The annual license fees for kennels and pet shops shall be as established in Chapter 205, Article II, Fee Schedule. No fee shall be charged for a shelter or pound. Said license shall expire on the 31st day of July of each year and shall be subject to revocation by the Township on recommendations of the Hunterdon County Board of Health for failing to comply with the applicable local and state rules and regulations governing the locale and sanitation of such establishment.
E. 
Prior to the issuance of a license under this section or a final certificate of occupancy for a new kennel, pet shop, shelter, or pound, the Hunterdon County Board of Health must conduct a preoperational inspection and issue written approval showing compliance with the local and state rules and regulations governing the locale and sanitation of such establishment.
F. 
No dog kept in a kennel, pet shop, shelter or pound shall be permitted off said premises except on a leash or in a crate or under safe control.