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In this section, the Veterinary Public Health Office features select provisions of the law for the benefit of regulators and regulated entities. Such vaccination shall be repeated at intervals as provided by regulations of the State Department of Health, and shall be administered by a duly d veterinarian or by such other veterinarian permitted by law to do the same.
The State Department of Health shall promulgate regulations providing for the recognized duration of immunity, interval of inoculation, certificate of vaccination, certificate of exemption, and such other matters related to this act. Such rules and regulations shall be enforced by the State Department of Health and by local boards of health. The certified animal control officer appointed by the governing body of the municipality shall take into custody and impound any animal, to thereafter be euthanized or offered for adoption, as provided in this section: 1 Any dog off the premises of the owner or of the person charged with the care of the dog, which is reasonably believed to be a stray dog; 2 Any dog off the premises of the owner or the person charged with the care of the dog without a current registration tag on its collar or elsewhere; 3 Any female dog in season off the premises of the owner or the person charged with the care of the dog; 4 Any dog or other animal which is suspected to be rabid; or 5 Any dog or other animal off the premises of the owner or the person charged with its care that is reported to, or observed by, a certified animal control officer to be ill, injured, or creating a threat to public health, safety, or welfare, or otherwise interfering with the enjoyment of property.
If an animal taken into custody and impounded pursuant to subsection a. A notice required pursuant to this section may be served: 1 by delivering it to the person on whom it is to be served, or by leaving it at the person's usual or last known place of residence or the address given on the collar, harness, or microchip identification; or 2 by mailing the notice to that person at the person's usual or last known place of residence, or to the address given on the collar, harness or microchip identification. A shelter, pound, or kennel operating as a shelter or pound receiving an animal from a certified animal control officer pursuant to subsection a.
If a shelter, pound or kennel operating as a shelter or pound is not required to hold an animal for at least seven days pursuant to paragraph 1 of subsection d. Except as otherwise provided for under subsection e. If the animal remains unclaimed, is not claimed due to the failure of the owner or other person to comply with the requirements of this section, or is not adopted after seven days after the date on which notice is served pursuant to subsection c. At the time of adoption, the right of ownership in the animal shall transfer to the new owner.
No dog or other animal taken into custody, impounded, sent or otherwise brought to a shelter, pound, or kennel operating as a shelter or pound shall be sold or otherwise be made available for the purpose of experimentation. Any person who sells or otherwise makes available any such dog or other animal for the purpose of experimentation shall be guilty of a crime of the fourth degree. Any animal seized under this section suspected of being rabid shall be immediately reported to the executive officer of the local board of health and to the Department of Health, and shall be quarantined, observed, and otherwise handled and dealt with as appropriate for an animal suspected of being rabid or as required by the Department of Health for the animals.
When a certified animal control officer takes into custody and impounds, or causes to be taken into custody and impounded, an animal, the certified animal control officer may place the animal in the custody of, or cause the animal to be placed in the custody of, only a d shelter, pound, or kennel operating as a shelter or pound. The certified animal control officer may not place the animal in the custody of, or cause the animal to be placed in the custody of, any animal rescue organization facility, foster home, or other und facility.
However, the d shelter, pound, or kennel operating as a shelter or pound may place the animal in an animal rescue organization facility, foster home, or other und facility if necessary pursuant to subsection e. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section and sections 3 and 4 of P. The governing body shall not appoint a certified animal control officer, shall not contract for animal control services with any company that employs a certified animal control officer, and shall revoke the appointment of a certified animal control officer, who has been convicted of, or found civilly liable for, a violation of any provision of chapter 22 of Title 4 of the Revised Statutes or whose name is on the list or any revision thereto established and provided by the Commissioner of Health and Senior Services pursuant to subsection c.
The governing body shall, within 30 days after receipt thereof, review any such list or revision thereto received by the municipality and shall, within that day period, take action accordingly as required pursuant to this section. The governing body may authorize the certified animal control officer to investigate and complaints, arrest violators, and otherwise act as an officer for detection, apprehension, and arrest of offenders against the animal control, animal welfare and animal cruelty laws of the State, and ordinances of the municipality, if the officer has completed the training required pursuant to paragraph 4 of subsection a.
Only certified animal control officers who have completed the training may be authorized by the governing body to so act as an officer for detection, apprehension, and arrest of offenders; however, officers who have completed the training shall not have the authority to so act unless authorized by the governing body which is employing the officer or contracting for the officer's services.
When a cat or dog is put in the custody of and impounded with a shelter, pound, or kennel operating as a shelter or pound, or an animal rescue organization facility receives a cat or dog, the shelter, pound, kennel operating as a shelter or pound, or animal rescue organization facility shall, if the identity of the owner is not known, scan the animal for microchip identification, provided the shelter, pound, kennel operating as a shelter or pound, or animal rescue organization facility has such technology available. Prior to release of any cat or dog for adoption, transfer to another facility or foster home, or euthanasia of the cat or dog, the shelter, pound, kennel operating as a shelter or pound, or animal rescue organization facility shall, if the identity of the owner is not known, scan the cat or dog for microchip identification, provided the shelter, pound, kennel operating as a shelter or pound, or animal rescue organization facility has such technology available.
If either scan required pursuant to subsection a. Furthermore, if microchip identification is found, the shelter, pound, kennel operating as a shelter or pound, or animal rescue organization facility shall hold the animal for at least seven days after the notification to the owner.
The Department of Health shall establish a registry of animal rescue organizations and their facilities in the State. Any animal rescue organization may voluntarily participate in the registry. The department, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P. The notification shall be in writing, ed by the person making the same and shall state where the animal may be found.
The report shall be made within twelve hours after the adult was so bitten, or if he is incapacitated, the report shall be made within twelve hours after the person caring for him shall first have knowledge that the adult was so bitten. Other animals may be included in the order whenever, in the opinion of such board, this is necessary. Whenever the State Department has knowledge that any case of rabies exists among dogs or other domestic animals, within the State, and in its judgment the disease is liable to spread, the department may issue an order requiring any local board to order animals confined as provided in this section, and to cause its provisions to be enforced, by appropriate proceedings either in law or in equity.
If the animal dies within the ten day confinement period or if the owner or person in charge of the animal elects to destroy the animal at any time during the confinement period, the local board may order a laboratory examination for rabies to be performed. No person shall refuse, obstruct, or interfere with the local board in making any examination authorized pursuant to this section.
Any expense thus incurred shall be provided for by the governing body having charge of the finances of the municipality in which the indigent person resides in the same manner as the regular funds of the board are provided for. Shereef Elnahal, M. Commissioner P. Box Trenton, NJ Healthy NJ Chronic Disease Prevention Plan New Jersey is home to over 2, d hospitals, nursing homes, and medical care facilities. The New Jersey Department of Health works to ensure that citizens receive appropriate levels of care in every regulated facility.
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How do I? Chief State Medical Examiner. Veterinary Public Health. The application shall describe the premises where the establishment is located or is proposed to be located, the purpose or purposes for which it is to be maintained, and shall be accompanied by the written approval of the local municipal and health authorities showing compliance with the local and State rules and regulations governing location of and sanitation at such establishments. All s issued for a kennel, pet shop, shelter or pound shall state the purpose for which the establishment is maintained, and all such s shall expire on the last day of June of each year, and be subject to revocation by the municipality on recommendation of the State Department of Health or the local board of health for failure to comply with the rules and regulations of the State department or local board governing the same, after the owner has been afforded a hearing by either the State department or local board, except as provided in subsection c.
Any person holding such shall not be required to secure individual s for dogs owned by such e and kept at such establishments; such s shall not be transferable to another owner or different premises. The for a pet shop shall be subject to review by the municipality, upon recommendation by the State Department of Health or the local health authority for failure by the pet shop to comply with the rules and regulations of the State department or local health authority governing pet shops or if the pet shop meets the criteria for recommended suspension or revocation provided under subsection c.
The municipality, based on the criteria for the recommendation of the local health authority provided under subsections c. The municipality may issue a for a pet shop that permits the pet shop to sell pet supplies for all types of animals, including cats and dogs, and sell animals other than cats and dogs but restricts the pet shop from selling cats or dogs, or both.
Every pet shop d in the State shall submit annually and no later than May 1 of each year records of the total of cats and dogs, respectively, sold by the pet shop each year to the municipality in which it is located, and the municipality shall provide this information to the local health authority. Additional resources.
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