[Derived from Ch. V, Sec. 5-3, of the 1978 Code]
The Mayor and Council hereby finds and determines that the soiling of public streets, sidewalks and areas adjacent thereto and of private property without owner's permission by droppings of dogs, cats and other animals is detrimental to the public health and safety of the borough and its inhabitants, and in the interest of public health, all such soiling of dogs, cats and other animals by droppings shall henceforth be prohibited.
The Mayor and Council of the borough hereby authorize the Board of Health to monitor and enforce this article.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- All feces or similar solid waste matter discharged or eliminated by dogs, cats or other animals.
- PRIVATE PROPERTY
- All property other than that defined in "PUBLIC STREET OR AREA ADJACENT THERETO" herein and which is owned, managed or controlled by persons other than the owner of the dog, cat or other animal from whom permission for the coming on, passing over, straying on or trespassing of such animals shall first be obtained.
- PUBLIC STREET OR AREA ADJACENT THERETO
- Public streets, ways, alleys, roads, squares, lanes, walks and areas, including sidewalks, and shall also include areas adjacent thereto such as lawns, parking lots, loading zones, driveways, common areas of multiple dwellings and other areas accessible to the public or their animals leading to, adjacent or in the vicinity of such public places above set forth.
No person shall suffer or permit any dog, cat or other animal which such person owns or controls to deposit any droppings on any public street or area adjacent thereto, or on any private property without owner's permission, unless such person shall forthwith cause such droppings to be gathered in a suitable bag, wrapper or other container and disposed of in a safe and sanitary manner.