Full Statute Name:  New Jersey Statutes Annotated. Title 40. Municipalities and Counties. Subtitle 3. Municipalities Generally. Chapter 48. General Powers. Article 2. Rendition of Public Service and Contracts Therefor. established; advertisement unnecessary. 40:48-5.1. Contracts with humane societies where no pound established; advertisement unnecessary

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Primary Citation:  N. J. S. A. 40:48-5.1 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  January, 2024 Alternate Citation:  NJ ST 40:48-5.1 Date Adopted:  1977 Historical: 
Summary: This law relates to municipalities that do not have public pounds for the keeping of stray dogs or cats.Those municipalities may contract with nonproift humane societies or similar associations that have been operating for one or more years for the keeping and redemption of those animals.

Whenever in any municipality there shall not be established under municipal authority a public pound for the keeping of stray dogs, cats or other domestic pets, and there shall exist in the county wherein such municipality is situated or in any adjoining county, a pound maintained by any humane society or other similar association, not organized for pecuniary profit, which shall have continuously maintained said pound for at least 1 year, such municipality shall enter into negotiations and may contract with such society or association for any period not exceeding 5 years, for collecting, keeping for redemption and destroying all such stray animals found within the municipal limits.

Any provision of any law requiring advertisement for bids before the letting of any contract involving the expenditure of money shall not be applicable to the making of any such contract with such society or association.


Amended by L.1977, c. 88, § 1, eff. May 14, 1977.

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