4:19-16. Liability of owner regardless of viciousness of dog
    The owner of any dog that bites anyone in a public place or lawfully in a private place, including the property of the owner of the dog, shall be liable for damages 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.

4:19-19. Impoundment of dog
An animal control officer shall seize and impound a dog when the officer has reasonable cause to believe that the dog either attacked a person and caused death or serious bodily injury to that person or caused bodily injury as defined to a person during an unprovoked attack and poses a serious threat of harm to persons or domestic animals; or engaged in dog fighting activities or has been trained, tormented, badgered, baited or encouraged to engage in unprovoked attacks upon persons or domestic animals.

The dog shall be impounded until the final disposition as to whether the dog is vicious or potentially dangerous. Subject to the approval of the municipal health officer, the dog may be impounded in a facility or other structure agreeable to the owner.

4:19-22. Dog declared vicious by municipal court; conditions
   The municipal court shall declare the dog vicious if it finds by clear and convincing evidence that the dog: killed a person or caused serious bodily injury or has engaged in dog fighting activities.

A dog shall not be declared vicious for inflicting death or serious bodily injury if the dog was provoked. The municipality shall bear the burden of proof to demonstrate that the dog was not provoked.

If the municipal court declares a dog to be vicious, and no appeal is made, the dog shall be destroyed in a humane and expeditious manner, except that no dog may be destroyed during the pendency of an appeal.

4:19-23. Dog declared potentially dangerous by municipal court; conditions
The municipal court shall declare a dog to be potentially dangerous if it finds by clear and convincing evidence that the dog: (a) caused bodily injury to a person during an unprovoked attack, and poses a serious threat of bodily injury or death to a person, or (b) severely injured or killed another domestic animal, and either poses a threat of serious bodily injury or death to a person; or poses a threat of death to another domestic animal, or (c) has been trained, tormented, badgered, baited or encouraged to engage in unprovoked attacks upon persons or domestic animals.

A dog shall not be declared potentially dangerous for: (1) causing bodily injury to a person if the dog was provoked, or (2) severely injuring or killing a domestic animal if the domestic animal was the aggressor.

For the purposes of paragraph (1) of this subsection, the municipality shall bear the burden of proof to demonstrate that the dog was not provoked.

4:19-24. Registration of 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, the owner to:
 (1) to apply, for a special municipal potentially dangerous dog license, municipal registration number, and red identification tag. 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 conspicuously 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 for the potentially dangerous dog on the property a securely locked enclosure with 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. All such dogs shall be confined in the enclosure or, if taken out of the enclosure, securely muzzled and restrained with a suitably strong tether approved by the animal control officer to restrict the dog's movements to a radius of no more than three feet from the owner and under the direct supervision of the owner;

The court 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, 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.

4:19-25. Appeal of decision
  The owner of the dog, or the animal control officer in the municipality in which the dog was impounded, may appeal any final decision, order, or judgment, including any conditions attached thereto, of a municipal court by filing an appeal with the Superior Court

4:19-26. Liability of owner for cost of impounding, destroying dog; rabies testing
After alll appeals have been exhausted, the owner of a dog declared vicious or potentially dangerous, shall be liable for the costs and expenses of impounding and destroying the dog. 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.

If the dog has bitten or exposed a person within 10 days previous to the time of euthanasia, shall be tested for rabies.

4:19-28. Obligations of owner of potentially dangerous dog
  The owner of a potentially dangerous dog shall:

(a) comply with the provisions of this act in accordance with a schedule established by the municipal court, but in no case more than 60 days subsequent to the date of determination;

b. notify the licensing authority, local police department or force, and the animal control officer if a potentially dangerous dog is at large, or has attacked a human being or killed a domestic animal;

c. notify the licensing authority, local police department or force, and the animal control officer within 24 hours of the death, sale or donation of a potentially dangerous dog;

d. prior to selling or donating the dog, inform the prospective owner that the dog has been declared potentially dangerous;

e. upon the sale or donation of the dog to a person residing in a different municipality, notify the department and the licensing authority, police department or force, and animal control officer of that municipality of the transfer of ownership and the name, address and telephone of the new owner; and

f. in addition to any license fee required pay a potentially dangerous dog license fee to the municipality

4:19-29. Violation by owner; fine, seizure, impoundment of dog
  The owner of a potentially dangerous dog who is found by clear and convincing evidence to have violated this act, or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto, or to have failed to comply with a court's order shall be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 per day of the violation, and each day's continuance of the violation shall constitute a separate and distinct violation. An animal control officer may seize and impound any potentially dangerous dog whose owner fails to comply. The municipal court may order that the dog so seized and impounded be destroyed in an expeditious and humane manner.