Borough of Bradley Beach, NJ
Monmouth County
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[Adopted 1-13-1970 (Sec. 7-1 of the 1974 Code)]
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No more than three cats shall be sheltered or kept by any one family group.
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No cat shall be sheltered or kept that is not domesticated.
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The quarters where cats are kept shall be clean and sanitary so as not to create a health hazard or disturbance by reason of noise, odor or other causes.
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No person who owns, keeps, harbors or maintains a cat shall permit it to do any damage to any person, fowl or domestic animal or permit it to do any damage to soil or defile any lawn, shrubbery, garden, flowers, grounds or property of any person other than the person owning, keeping, harboring or maintaining such cat.
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Editor's Note: Original Sec. 7-1.2, Licensing Provisions, which previously preceded this section, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).
The Chief of Police or any police officer designated for that purpose by the Chief of Police, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or any similar organization designated by the Borough shall take into custody or impound and thereafter destroy or dispose of:
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Any cat off the premises of the owner or of the person keeping or harboring the cat which the official has reason to believe is a stray cat.
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Any female cat in season off the premises of the owner or of the person keeping or harboring the cat.
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Any cat which upon complaint by one or more residents is causing a nuisance to any resident.
If any cat so seized wears a collar or harness having inscribed thereon or attached thereto the name and address of any person or a registration tag of the person keeping or harboring the cat is known, the Chief of Police shall serve on such person a notice in writing stating that the cat has been seized and will be liable to be disposed of or destroyed if not claimed within seven days after the service of the notice. A notice under this section may be served either by delivering it to the person on whom it is to be served, by leaving it at the person's usual or last known place of abode, at the address given on the collar or by forwarding it by post in a prepaid letter addressed to that person at his usual place of abode or to the address given on the collar.
When any cat so seized has been detained for seven days after notice, which notice shall be given as set forth in § 115-8, or has been detained for seven days after seizure when notice has not been and cannot be given as set forth in § 115-8 and if the person keeping or harboring the cat has not claimed the cat and paid all expenses incurred by reason of its seizure and detention, including maintenance at the prevailing rates charged per day, and if the cat be unlicensed at the time of the seizure and the person keeping or harboring the cat has not claimed nor produced a license for the cat and paid for its seizure, detention and maintenance as above set forth, the Chief of Police, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or any similar organization or any person designated for that purpose may cause the cat to be destroyed in a humane manner causing as little pain as possible.[1]
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Editor's Note: Original Sec. 7-1.7, Revocation of Permit, which previously followed this section, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).