Winslow Dog Bite Lawyer
If you or your child have been bitten by a dog, you should take the matter very seriously. Dog bites can result in severe injuries including permanent disfigurement and scarring. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you and your child are likely eligible to receive monetary compensation from the dog’s owner or caregiver. Awards for medical bills, lost wages, disfigurement and pain and suffering are common. If you or your child have been bitten by a dog in Winslow Township, New Jersey, call me, Joseph Monaco, to learn how a Winslow Township Dog Bite Lawyer can be put to work for you or your child.
New Jersey Dog Bite Law N.J.S.A.. 4:19-16 states:
The owner of any dog which shall bite a person while such person is on or in a public place, or lawfully on or in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, shall be liable for such damages as may be suffered by the person bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of such dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness. For the purpose of this section, a person is lawfully upon the private property of such owner when he is on the property in the performance of any duty imposed upon him by the laws of this state or the laws or postal regulations of the United States, or when he is on such property upon the invitation, express or implied, of the owner thereof.
Winslow Township New Jersey Dog Ordinances
ARTICLE III – Kennels, Pet Shops, Shelters and Pounds
Section 126-1 Definitions
OWNER — When applied to the proprietorship of a dog, every person having a right of property in such dog and every person who has such dog in his keeping.
Section 126-10 Leashing requirements
No person owning or having the control, custody or possession of a dog shall permit or suffer such dog to run at large or to go or be upon the public streets, sidewalks or other public places within the township unless said dog shall be on a leash and in the custody of some person or persons capable of controlling such dog.
Section 126-14 Seizure and impoundment of dogs; redemption; destruction of unclaimed dogs
A. The Chief of Police or Dog Warden shall take into custody and impound or cause to be taken into custody and impounded and thereafter destroyed or disposed of, in accordance with statutes of the State of New Jersey, the following:
(1) Any dog off the premises of the owner or of the person keeping or harboring said dog which said Chief of Police or Dog Warden or his agents or agent has or have reason to believe is a stray dog.
(2) Any dog off the premises of the owner or of the person keeping or harboring said dog without a current registration tag on his collar.
(3) Any female dog in season off the premises of the owner or of the person keeping or harboring the dog.
Chapter 81 Outdoor Management of Animals
Section 81-2 General Requirements
No person shall at any time cause or allow any dog, cat, or domesticated animal to be kept outside on private or public property within the Township of Winslow, unless:
A. The dog, cat or domesticated animal shall have access to and be provided with suitable and edible food of sufficient quantity on a daily basis and replenished at a minimum of every twelve (12) hours.
B. The dog, cat or domesticated animal shall at all times have access to and be provided with clean water (cool in summer and unfrozen in the winter).
C. The dog, cat or domesticated animal shall have access to an area to defecate or urinate separate from the areas where it must eat, drink, or lay down.
D. Fecal matter must be removed on a daily basis and within twelve (12) hours of being deposited.
E. The primary area where the dog, cat or domesticated animal is kept must be located behind the principal dwelling on the property.
Section 81-3 Animal Housing
No person shall keep, use, or maintain a dog, cat, or domesticated animal outdoors on any premises unless such dog, cat, or domesticated animal has access to housing meeting all of the following:
A. The housing shall be provided with five (5) weatherproof sides, including a top, a bottom and a minimum of three (3) sides. The housing must have an entrance covered by a self-closing swinging door or covering or an L-shaped entrance to prevent the wind and elements from entering the house.
B. The housing must be moisture proof, weather-tight, and maintained in good repair.
C. The housing must be placed in a dry area free of debris, feces, and standing water.
D. The housing shall be cleaned on a daily basis and maintained in a clean and sanitary condition.
E. If more than one (1) dog, cat or domesticated animal are present in one (1) location, each dog, cat or domesticated animal must have separate and clean housing.
Section 81-4 Tethering
No person shall at any time fasten, chain, or tether a dog, cat, or domesticated animal or cause or allow such dog, cat or domesticated animal to be fastened, chained or tethered on private or public property within Winslow Township unless the following conditions are met:
A. The restraint system shall be situated and terminate no less than ten (10) feet from any adjacent property boundary.
B. The restraint system shall be situated and terminate no less than five (5) feet from any fence, pool, wall, vehicle, tree, or any other object or obstruction upon which any dog, cat or domesticated animal may harm itself.
C. The tether shall be constructed of a secure lightweight material that shall not exceed one-eighth (1/8) of said dog, cat or domesticated animal’s total body weight.
D. The dog, cat or domesticated animal shall be provided with a properly fitting harness or buckle-type collar. Such collar attaching the tether to the dog, cat or domesticated animal shall be constructed of leather, nylon, or comparable material. Said collar shall be maintained in good condition. Metal and choke collars are prohibited.
E. The tether shall be at least fifteen (15) feet in length and not less than three and one-half (3 1/2) times the length of the dog, cat or domesticated animal, whichever is longer, as measured from the dog, cat or domesticated animal’s nose to the base of its tail.
F. The tether shall be provided with swivels at both ends and shall be maintained tangle free.
G. Tethered dogs and cats must be altered or sterilized.
H. The tethered dog, cat or domesticated animal shall have access to adequate animal housing in accordance with Section 81-3.
Section 81-5 Fencing
No person shall at any time cause or allow any dog, cat or domesticated animal to be kept within a fenced area on private or public property within the Township of Winslow unless:
A. The dog, cat or domesticated animal is confined within a fenced area that has adequate space for exercise and movement, which shall not be less than one hundred (100) square feet.
B. The fencing is constructed and maintained as to prevent the animal from leaving or escaping the fenced area and to prevent other animals from entering the fenced area.
Section 81-7 Prohibited activities
A. It shall be prohibited to allow any dog, cat, or domesticated animal to be kept outdoors at any vacant structure or premises at any time.
B. It shall be prohibited to tether any dog or cat less than six (6) months of age.
C. It shall be prohibited to tether any dog, cat or domesticated animal to barrels, vehicles, any object which is not stationary, or other objects which may harm or injure the dog, cat or domesticated animal.
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If you or your child have sustained serious injuries due to a dog bite in Winslow Township, it is important that you speak with me right away. I have over 25 years of knowledge and experience handling personal injury claims. If you hire me, you will get dedicated and compassionate representation by a lawyer who takes pride in his work. Call or text me at 609-277-3166 for a Free Consultation and the No Recovery, No Fee Guarantee.