Township of Swatara, PA
Dauphin County
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[Adopted 8-9-1974 by Ord. No. 1974-16; amended in its entirety 4-11-1990 by Ord. No. 1990-1 (Ch. 2, Part 2, of the 1990 Code)]
[Amended 5-13-2009 by Ord. No. 2009-8]
A. 
Animal defecation on public and private property restricted. 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 Township, or upon the floors or stairways of any building or place frequented by the public or used in common by the tenants, or upon the outside walls, walkways, driveways, alleys, curbs or stairways of any building abutting on a public street or park, or upon the grounds of any public park or public area (unless an area is specifically designated for such use), or upon any private property other than the property of the owner of such animal.
B. 
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, in any area other than the private property of the owner of such dog or other animal, as prohibited in Subsection A, shall be required to immediately remove any feces from such surface and either:
(1) 
Carry same away for disposal in a toilet.
(2) 
Place same in a nonleaking container for deposit in a trash or litter receptacle.
C. 
Dogs accompanying blind or handicapped persons exempted. The provisions of Subsections A and B hereof shall not apply to a guide dog accompanying any blind persons or to a dog used to assist any other physically handicapped persons.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $30 nor more than $600 and costs of prosecution, or, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than 30 days. Every day that a violation of this article continues shall constitute a separate offense.