Borough of Rosslyn Farms, PA
Allegheny County
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GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and recreation — See Ch. 127.

§ 49-1 Permitted animals; maintenance.

A. 
Domesticated animals and fowl may be maintained in the Borough for noncommercial purposes, except that equine animals, bovine animals, sheep, goats, porcine (pigs), and poultry are prohibited.
B. 
In maintaining such animals or fowl, they shall not be permitted to create any offensive odors or unsanitary conditions which are or may be a menace to the health, safety and welfare of the public.

§ 49-2 Wild animals; fee.

Animals ferae naturae (wild animals) may be maintained only indoors and only if at all times contained in appropriate and secure cages. Before such animal may be brought into the Borough, a permit must first be secured from the Chief of Police or his designated representative certifying that the proposed cage is adequate and reasonable to properly contain and protect the wild animal. A fee for such permit shall be paid in an amount as may be established from time to time by resolution of Borough Council. The permittee shall also be responsible for any costs incurred by the Borough to review the proposed manner and method to secure or cage such wild animal.

§ 49-3 Animal-drawn carriages prohibited.

No person shall ride or drive any animal or operate any animal-drawn conveyance on any street or sidewalk within the Borough, except such as the Chief of Police may permit in a parade or other special event.

§ 49-4 Definitions.

For the purpose of this within ordinance, the definitions and regulations set forth in the Dog Law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Act No. 225 of December 7, 1982, 3 P.S. § 459-101 et seq., are hereby adopted by reference as if the same were more fully set forth herein.

§ 49-5 Appointment and duties of Animal Control Officer.

An animal control officer to be designated by Council as it deems appropriate, together with all police officers of the Borough of Rosslyn Farms are authorized to enforce the provisions of the Dog Law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and this chapter.

§ 49-6 Dogs running at large.

No person shall permit a dog to run at large upon the public streets, sidewalks or other public places or on the private property of another. All dogs shall be kept under restraint either by a leash held by the owner or a responsible person thereof, or by being kept within the exclusive premises upon the property of the owner.

§ 49-7 Disturbing the peace.

A. 
No person shall keep or harbor any dog, cat or other animal in the Borough so as to create offensive odors, excessive noise or unsanitary conditions.
B. 
Any dog, cat or other animal, which by frequent and habitual barking, howling, screeching, yelping or baying, or in any way or manner disturbs the quiet of any person or the community, or which disturbs or endangers the comfort, repose or health of persons, is hereby declared to be committing a nuisance.
C. 
Any dog, cat or other animal which scratches, digs or defecates upon any lawn, tree, shrub, plant, building or any other public or private property, other than the property of the owner or person in charge or control of such animal, is hereby declared to be a nuisance.

§ 49-8 Removal of waste or feces.

A. 
The owner or person having control of any dog or other animal shall not permit that dog or animal to defecate or place feces on any public or private property not owned or leased by the owner or person having custody of such dog or animal, unless such defecation is removed immediately.
B. 
In the event such animal's waste or feces is placed upon public or private property of another, it shall be removed immediately to the owner's premises or to the premises of the person having control of the animal for removal and proper disposal, and shall not be placed in any of the sanitary or stormwater systems of the Borough.

§ 49-9 Keeping of bees unlawful.

It shall be unlawful to keep any bees in the Borough.

§ 49-10 Liability of parents.

The parent or guardian of any minor claiming ownership of any animal shall be deemed the owner of such animal and shall be liable for any penalties under this chapter and shall be liable to third parties, as allowed by law, for any acts of such animal.

§ 49-11 Violations and penalties.

Any person, firm or corporation violating this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this chapter continues shall constitute a separate offense.