Full Statute Name:  New Jersey Statutes Annotated. Title 4. Agriculture and Domestic Animals. Chapter 19. Dogs, Taxation and Liability for Injuries Caused by. Article 3. Personal Injuries.

Share |
Primary Citation:  NJ ST 4:19-26 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  December, 2014 Alternate Citation:  NJSA 4:19-26 Date Adopted:  1989
Summary:

This New Jersey statute provides that, if a dog is declared vicious or potentially dangerous, the owner of the dog shall be liable to the municipality in which the dog is impounded for the costs and expenses of impounding and destroying the dog. The municipality may establish by ordinance a schedule of these costs and expenses.

Statute Text: 

a. If a dog is declared vicious or potentially dangerous, and all appeals pertaining thereto have been exhausted, the owner of the dog shall be liable to the municipality in which the dog is impounded for the costs and expenses of impounding and destroying the dog. The municipality may establish by ordinance a schedule of these costs and expenses. The owner shall incur the expense of impounding the dog in a facility other than the municipal pound, regardless of whether the dog is ultimately found to be vicious or potentially dangerous.

b. If the dog has bitten or exposed a person within 10 days previous to the time of euthanasia, its head shall be transported to the New Jersey State Department of Health laboratory for rabies testing.

CREDIT(S)

L.1989, c. 307, § 10, eff. Jan. 12, 1990. Amended by L.1994, c. 187, § 7.

 

Share |