[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Indiana as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-7-2000 by Ord. No. 2000-08]
For the purpose of this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any person, individual, firm, corporation, partnership, or any other entity that owns, has control of, or is in possession of any of the animals mentioned herein.
No person shall keep any pig, hog, chicken, horse, or nondomestic animal at any place within the Borough of Indiana.
No person shall keep or harbor any dog, cat, or other animal in the Borough of Indiana so as to create offensive odors, excessive noise, or unsanitary conditions which are a menace to or affect the health, comfort, or safety of the public.
No personal shall permit any dog, cat, or other animal which by frequent and habitual barking, howling, screeching, yelping, baying, or in any way or manner disturbing the quiet of any person in the community.
No person shall permit any dog, cat, or other animal to enter any enclosure or fenced-in area on another person's property where domestic animals are confined, provided that the enclosure is adequate for the purpose intended.
No person shall permit any dog, cat, or other animal to run at large within the Borough of Indiana. Any animal on a leash or similar apparatus shall not be considered at large, providing that the leash is no more than 15 feet long.
No person shall permit any dog, cat, or other animal to scratch, dig, or defecate upon any other person's property, including, but not limited to, buildings, lawns, trees, hedges, shrubs, plants, flowers, or any growing things, whether the property is public or private, without the permission of the owner of the property. In the event that the person in charge or control of the animal immediately removes all feces deposited by such animal and disposes of the same in a sanitary manner, such nuisance shall be considered abated.
Any person with impaired eyesight or hearing who relies upon a dog specifically trained for the purpose of assisting that person shall be exempt from § 138-2F of this article if that person is alone with the dog when the act is committed.
Any owner of any dog, cat, or other animal who permits the violation or violates a provision of this article shall be, upon conviction before a Magisterial District Judge, sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding $600, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 30 days. Each day that each section is violated shall be considered a separate violation.