Township of Pine, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Pine as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Zoning — See Ch. 84.
[Adopted 7-3-1995 by Ord. No. 232]

§ 93-1 Definitions.

For the purposes of this article, the applicable definitions set forth in § 102 of the Dog Law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania[1] and Chapter 84, Zoning, of the Code of the Township of Pine, be and the same are hereby adopted by reference as fully as though said definitions were set forth at length herein.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 3 P.S. § 459-102.

§ 93-2 Enforcement.

An Animal Control Officer, as may be designated by the Township of Pine, from time to time, together with all police officers of the Pine-Marshall-Bradfordwoods Joint Police Force, shall be authorized to enforce the provisions of the Dog Law[1] of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the provisions of this article within the Township of Pine.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 3 P.S. § 459-101 et seq.

§ 93-3 Cruel treatment prohibited.

No person shall cruelly treat any dog or other domestic pet in the Township of Pine. The term "cruel treatment" shall include any beating, intentional infliction of injury or wound, underfeeding or the abandonment of any dogs or other domestic pets.

§ 93-4 Running at large prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for the owner of any dog or other domestic pet to permit or allow the same to run at large within the Township of Pine. All dogs and other domestic pets shall be kept under restraint at all times, either by a leash not to exceed eight feet in length, held by the owner or a responsible person or his agent, or by being kept within the exclusive premises of the owner or his agent. Violation of the provisions of this section shall be deemed, in addition to the provisions of the Dog Law[1] of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a public nuisance of the Township of Pine when such dog or other domestic pet is not under the restraints required by the provisions of this section.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 3 P.S. § 459-101 et seq.

§ 93-5 Noisemaking prohibited.

Excessive, continuous or untimely noisemaking by any dog or other domestic pet, including but not limited to barking, howling, screeching, yelping or baying which disturbs the quiet of any person or the community, or molesting passersby, chasing motor vehicles or bicycles, habitual attacking of other domestic animals or trespassing on public or private property shall all be deemed public nuisances and a violation of the provisions of this article.

§ 93-6 Inoculation required.

It shall be the duty of the owner of any dog or other domestic pet in the Township of Pine to have such inoculated against rabies and to provide, upon request by an authorized representative of the Township of Pine, a certificate of effective current inoculation by a veterinarian. The failure to comply with the provisions of this section shall be deemed a violation of this article.

§ 93-7 Dogs within public buildings restricted.

No dogs or other domestic pets, whether under restraint or otherwise, are permitted within the public buildings of the Township of Pine. Any person with defective eyesight or hearing who relies upon a dog specifically trained to assist them with such functions shall be exempt from the provisions of this section.

§ 93-8 Removal of excrement.

It shall be the duty of the owner (or his agent) of a dog or other domestic pet to promptly remove such animal's excrement from any property beyond the premises of the owner and to clean any such affected area immediately. For the enforcement of the provisions of this section, an owner or his agent accompanying a dog or other domestic pet under proper restraints, as required under the provisions of this article, shall carry on his person the materials necessary to comply with the provisions of this section. Any owner of a dog or other domestic pet (or his agent) who fails to so promptly remove or clean such animal's excrement or to have available materials for this purpose shall be deemed in violation of this article.

§ 93-9 Abatement of noxious odors.

Insofar as the private property of the owner or his agent is concerned, dog or other domestic pet excrement found on such property which causes noxious odors because of the owner's or his agent's failure to dispose of or clean such excrement from his property shall constitute a public nuisance of the Township of Pine and a violation of the provisions of this article.

§ 93-10 Kennel licenses.

Any person, firm or corporation who or which operates a kennel (as such is defined in § 84-5 of the Code of the Township of Pine) within the limits of the Township of Pine shall secure a kennel license. The enforcement officer or police officers of the Pine-Marshall-Bradfordwoods Joint Police Force shall periodically inspect such kennels to determine the safety and the sanitary and health conditions of such kennel. No dog or other domestic pet shall be permitted to remain at any kennel unless a certificate of a duly authorized veterinarian is produced indicating that such dog or other domestic pet has been inoculated against rabies within the past three years. The Board of Supervisors may establish rules and regulations for the operation of a kennel within the Township of Pine. The fee for the issuance of a kennel license shall be $100 and such may be amended from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors.

§ 93-11 Conflict with other regulations.

Nothing contained in the provisions of this article shall be construed as an abrogation of any of the statutes of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania which deal with animals and, further, the compliance with any ordinance or statute otherwise requiring application for an animal license or registration or the payment of a fee for the same shall not bar enforcement of the provisions of this article.

§ 93-12 Violations and penalties.

Any person who is in violation of any of the provisions of this article, upon conviction thereof before a District Justice, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $300, together with the costs of prosecution. Each violation shall be considered a separate offense and shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.