Borough of Eddystone, PA
Delaware County
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[Adopted during codification 2-17-1975 by Ord. No. 434]
Hereafter, it shall be unlawful for an owner of any dog or dogs, licensed or unlicensed, to permit such dog or dogs to run at large unaccompanied by the owner or keeper.
[Amended 5-10-1982 by Ord. No. 474, approved 5-10-1982; 6-13-1983 by Ord. No. 484, approved 6-13-1983]
It shall be the duty of the Borough police or any duly authorized agent of the Borough to seize and detain any dog or dogs, whether they are licensed or unlicensed, which are found running at large either upon public streets or highways of the Borough or upon the property of other than the owner of such dogs. The Borough police or any duly authorized agent of the Borough is hereby authorized and empowered to go upon any premises and enter any building to seize and detain any dog or dogs which have been found running at large unaccompanied by the owner or keeper when such Borough police or any duly authorized agent of the Borough is in the immediate pursuit of any such dog or dogs.
Any police officer may kill any dog which threatens persons or property.
[Amended 5-10-1982 by Ord. No. 474, approved 5-10-1982; 6-13-1983 by Ord. No. 484, approved 6-13-1983]
It shall be the duty of any police officer or any duly authorized agent of the Borough of Eddystone, who witnesses any dog running at large in conflict with the provisions of this article or who receives information of any dog so running at large, to seize such dog and to convey it to the place designated by the Borough Council as a pound. Notice of such seizure shall be sent to the owner of such dog in the manner prescribed by law, and such dog may be redeemed by the owner thereof within the time specified by law upon payment of the charges incurred by reason of such detention. The owner of a dog so detained shall pay to the Borough the sum of $3 for the apprehension of the dog, plus the sum of $1 for each additional day or any part thereof to cover expenses incurred by reason of its detention.
Any dog or dogs not claimed in accordance with the provisions of this article shall be disposed of in accordance with the Acts of Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in such case made and provided.
It is the intent that this article shall be supplemental to any laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hereinbefore or hereinafter adopted covering dogs within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and specifically in the Borough of Eddystone. Should any of the provisions of this article be contrary to the provisions of any Act of Assembly, it is the intent that the Act of Assembly shall supersede this article.
The proper officers of the Borough are authorized to enter into such agreements or contracts with any individual, individuals or corporations as may be reasonably necessary to implement the provisions of this article in regard to the care and custody of such dogs detained by the Borough pursuant to the provisions of this article and to provide for the reasonable compensation of such person, persons or corporations for such services.
[Added 6-13-1983 by Ord. No. 484, approved 6-13-1983]
No person shall cause, suffer or allow any dog to be upon the highways, streets, alleys, walkways or any public property within the Borough of Eddystone without being attended and without being restrained by a leash or other appropriate restraining device.
[Added 6-13-1983 by Ord. No. 484, approved 6-13-1983]
No person shall cause, suffer or allow any dog to be upon the private property of another within the Borough of Eddystone without the express authority or permission of the owner of the property.
[Added 6-13-1983 by Ord. No. 484, approved 6-13-1983]
No person shall cause, suffer or allow any dog to defecate upon any property within the Borough of Eddystone without the express authority or permission of the owner of the property, except as set forth in § 70-22 of this article.
[Added 6-13-1983 by Ord. No. 484, approved 6-13-1983]
A person may cause, suffer and allow a dog to defecate in that area of any street or alley lying between the curblines or, where there are no curbs, in the paved area and the berm of any street or alley and in that area between the curbline or the berm and the sidewalk, provided that said person shall, immediately after the dog has deposited his feces upon said area, remove or cause to be removed in a sanitary manner all such feces so deposited, and provided that said feces shall be wrapped or enclosed and deposited in said person's garbage or in some other place approved by the Health Officer of the Borough of Eddystone in such a manner so as not to cause an odor or a hazard to the health of any resident of the Borough.
[Added 6-13-1983 by Ord. No. 484, approved 6-13-1983]
It shall be unlawful to own, harbor or keep in custody any dog which disturbs the peace by barking, howling or making other loud noises to the annoyance and discomfort of any person in the Borough of Eddystone. The barking, howling or making of other loud noises by any dog for 1/2 hour or more shall be deemed to be a disturbance of the peace and a cause of annoyance and discomfort to persons in the Borough of Eddystone.
[Amended 1-9-1989 by Ord. No. 524, approved 1-9-1989]
Any owner, person, firm, association or corporation who shall violate or fail or refuse to comply with any provision of this article shall, upon conviction before a District Justice, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600, together with the costs of prosecution, and, in default of the payment of the fine, to imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed 30 days, or both.