Borough of Millersville, PA
Lancaster County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Millersville as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Noise — See Ch. 257.
Animals in parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 270.
[Adopted 6-2-1958 by Ord. No. 88]

§ 118-1 Short title.

[Amended 3-5-1984 by Ord. No. 1984-4]
This article shall be known as the "Millersville Domestic Animal Ordinance."

§ 118-2 Animals running at large.

[Amended 6-5-1967 by Ord. No. 1967-9]
From and after the effective date of this article, it shall be unlawful for any dog, cat or any other animal in the nature of a pet to run at large either upon the public streets or the highways of the Borough, upon the private property of any person or persons, or upon any property other than the property belonging either to the owner or owners of such animals or to persons under whose control or supervision such animals are being kept.

§ 118-3 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 5-7-1984 by Ord. No. 1984-7; 7-25-1995 by Ord. No. 1995-5]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this article 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 article continues shall constitute a separate offense; provided that, if any violation of any provision of § 118-2 also constitutes a violation of any provision of the Dog Law, 3 P.S. § 459-101 et seq., as amended, that violation shall be prosecuted under the Dog Law and shall be subject to the applicable penalty prescribed by the Dog Law.

§ 118-4 Applicability.

The provisions of this article shall apply to all dogs, cats or other animals in the nature of pets found running at large in violation of § 118-2 hereof, irrespective of payment for or issuance of any license in respect to the animal involved.
[Adopted 2-2-1987 by Ord. No. 1987-5]

§ 118-5 Restrictions.

No person having possession, custody or control of any animal shall knowingly or negligently permit any dog or other animal to commit any nuisance, i.e., defecation or urination, upon any gutter, street, driveway, alley, curb or sidewalk in the Borough of Millersville, or upon the floors or stairways of any building abutting on a public street or park, or upon the grounds of any public park or public area, or upon any private property other than the property of the owner of such animal.

§ 118-6 Disposal of animal feces.

Any person having possession, custody or control of any dog or other animal which commits a nuisance, i.e., defecation or urination, on any area other than the private property of the owner of such dog or other animal, as prohibited in § 118-5, shall be required to immediately remove any feces from such surface and either:
A. 
Carry same away for disposal in a toilet.
B. 
Place same in a nonleaking container for deposit in a trash or litter receptacle.

§ 118-7 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 7-25-1995 by Ord. No. 1995-5]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to 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.

§ 118-8 Enforcement.

The Borough Police Department shall be empowered to enforce any and all parts of this article upon notification of such violation. A record of the violation shall be kept on file in the Borough Police Department.