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NJ: Help understanding BSL in NJ

Discussion in 'Dog Ordinances & Laws' started by pitbullinnj, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. pitbullinnj

    pitbullinnj Little Dog

    I was told New Jersey had a law against town specific BSL is this true? If so why does millville have a ban on the breed?
     
  2. pitbullinnj

    pitbullinnj Little Dog

    4:19-17. Legislative findings and declarations The Legislature finds and declares that certain dogs are an increasingly serious and widespread threat to the safety and welfare of citizens of this State by virtue of their unprovoked attacks on, and associated injury to, individuals and other animals; that these attacks are in part attributable to the failure of owners to confine and properly train and control these dogs; that existing laws at the local level inadequately address this problem; and that it is therefore appropriate and necessary to impose a uniform set of State requirements on the owners of vicious or potentially dangerous dogs.
     
  3. pitbullinnj

    pitbullinnj Little Dog

    4:19-24. Order and schedule for compliance for potentially dangerous dog; conditions If the municipal court declares the dog to be potentially dangerous, it shall issue an order and a schedule for compliance which, in part: a. shall require the owner to comply with the following conditions: (1) to apply, at his own expense, to the municipal clerk or other official designated to license dogs pursuant to section 2 of P.L.1941, c. 151 (C. 4:19-15.2), for a special municipal potentially dangerous dog license, municipal registration number, and red identification tag issued pursuant to section 14 of this act. [FN1] The owner shall, at his own expense, have the registration number tattooed upon the dog in a prominent location. A potentially dangerous dog shall be impounded until the owner obtains a municipal potentially dangerous dog license, municipal registration number, and red identification tag; (2) to display, in a conspicuous manner, a sign on his premises warning that a potentially dangerous dog is on the premises. The sign shall be visible and legible from 50 feet of the enclosure required pursuant to paragraph (3) of this subsection; (3) to immediately erect and maintain an enclosure for the potentially dangerous dog on the property where the potentially dangerous dog will be kept and maintained, which has sound sides, top and bottom to prevent the potentially dangerous dog from escaping by climbing, jumping or digging and within a fence of at least six feet in height separated by at least three feet from the confined area. The owner of a potentially dangerous dog shall securely lock the enclosure to prevent the entry of the general public and to preclude any release or escape of a potentially dangerous dog by an unknowing child or other person. All potentially dangerous dogs shall be confined in the enclosure or, if taken out of the enclosure, securely muzzled and restrained with a tether approved by the animal control officer and having a minimum tensile strength sufficiently in excess of that required to restrict the potentially dangerous dog's movements to a radius of no more than three feet from the owner and under the direct supervision of the owner; b. may require the owner to maintain liability insurance in an amount determined by the municipal court to cover any damage or injury caused by the potentially dangerous dog. The liability insurance, which may be separate from any other homeowner policy, shall contain a provision requiring the municipality in which the owner resides to be named as an additional insured for the sole purpose of being notified by the insurance company of any cancellation, termination or expiration of the liability insurance policy.
     
  4. flexinfo

    flexinfo Puppy

    yep its true dude - but you have to consider -
    1. is your dog social i.e., good with other dogs
    2. is you dog muscular which looks intimidating
    3. have you had any complaints?
    4. keep your friends close - but your enemies closer - that is positive social interaction and to change perception and understanding.

    we have 4 pbt and 12 kids in the family under 15 they love each other soo much - i know for a fact my dogs would die for their protection. what more
     
  5. pitbullinnj

    pitbullinnj Little Dog

    I wonder if you dress the dog up like a circus clown they'd rule it a non aggressive.
     

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