Village of Port Washington North, NY
Nassau County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Port Washington North by Ord. No. III. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 3-5-1979 by L.L. No. 2-1979]
A person who owns, possesses or controls a dog, cat or other animal shall not permit the animal to soil, defecate or commit a nuisance on any public highway, street or walk, or on places used in common by the public, or on private property without the permission of the owner. Notwithstanding the foregoing restriction, a person may permit any such animal to defecate in that portion of the street lying between the curblines, provided such person shall immediately thereafter remove all feces deposited by the animal and dispose of same in any sanitary method approved by the Nassau County Department of Health.
[Amended 10-23-1973; 9-8-1980 by L.L. No. 3-1980]
No person shall keep or harbor more than three household pets on any lot or premises in any of the residential districts in the Village of Port Washington North, as said districts are designed and defined by the Zoning Map of said Village. For the purpose of this chapter, the term "household pet" shall mean any dog or cat over the age of six months.
[Amended 9-8-1980 by L.L. No. 3-1980]
Any person owning, possessing, harboring or having custody of a dog (male or female), whether or not tagged or licensed, shall be guilty of a violation of this chapter if such dog is not restrained by a leash not exceeding six feet in length while such dog is off the owner's premises.
[Amended 9-8-1980 by L.L. No. 3-1980]
It shall be an affirmative defense to any prosecution for a violation of this chapter that, if such dog was unrestrained on the premises of another person, such dog was unrestrained on said premises with the knowledge and consent of such other person.
[Amended 9-8-1980 by L.L. No. 3-1980]
Any dog, whether or not tagged or licensed, found not to be restrained as described in § 57-3, may be seized by any duly appointed Animal Warden or peace officer, or by any duly authorized officer or representative of the Village or of the Town of North Hempstead, and confined and impounded in a pound maintained by the said town, or a dog protective association, or a society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, pursuant to an agreement between the Village and such town, association or society. [1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Section 6 of Ord. III, regarding the disposition of seized dogs bearing a license tag and which originally followed this section, was repealed 10-31-1977 by L.L. No. 10-1977.
[Amended 9-8-1980 by L.L. No. 3-1980]
The owner of a dog seized and confined at the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter may redeem the dog within seven days, except that the owner of a dog bearing a license tag may redeem the dog within 12 days, by paying to the Director of the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter the redemption fee provided by local law of the Town of North Hempstead. If not so redeemed, the owner shall forfeit all title to the dog, and the dog shall be offered for adoption, sold or destroyed by the Director. The carcass of any dog so destroyed shall be disposed of by the Director in a safe and sanitary manner. ln the case of sale, the purchaser must pay the purchase price to the Director.
[Amended 9-8-1980 by L.L. No. 3-1980]
Any duly appointed Animal Warden or peace officer or any duly authorized officer or representative of the Village or the Town of North Hempstead observing a violation of this chapter may issue and serve an appearance ticket for such violation. Any person observing a violation of this chapter may personally appear at the Village Office and report such violation. Said person may also verify an appropriate accusatory instrument as required by law and thereby commence prosecution of the alleged violator.
[Added 10-31-1977 by L.L. No. 10-1977]
No person shall harbor or keep a dog or cat on a lot or premises owned or occupied in whole or part by said person unless said person shall maintain the animal and the place where it is harbored or kept in a sanitary condition. In no event shall said person suffer or permit such animal to fight or engage in threatening behavior or suffer or permit the animal to bark, howl, growl or whine in such an unreasonable manner or at such a time as to disturb the peace and quiet of the neighborhood in which the animal is harbored or kept.
[Amended 10-31-1977 by L.L. No. 10-1977; 9-8-1980 by L.L. No. 3-1980[1]]
Any person violating §§ 57-1, 57-2, 57-3 or 57-8 of this chapter, or any part of said sections, shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $250 for each offense. Each day a violation occurs shall constitute a separate offense. Such fine shall be in addition to any redemption fee. Each violation thereof shall constitute a violation pursuant to the Penal Law.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).