This has been widely reported incorrectly by the media. Thankfully.... Police cannot issue a ticket for this. It comes under an administrative code that only sworn animal control officers issue. And there's not many of them. The media is causing widespread panic. There won't be an animal police patrol vehicle behind anyone anyday soon. But this IS New Jersey so expect them to spend whatever it takes to make it happen. Also you can probably expect a nonsense mirror image law to be enacted under the codes that police actually can enforce.