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Borough of Penndel, PA
Bucks County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Penndel as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 273.
[Adopted 4-2-1979 by Ord. No. 79-2 (Ch. 61 of the 1976 Borough Code)]
It shall be unlawful to own, harbor or keep in custody any dog or other animal which disturbs the peace by barking, howling or making other loud noises to the annoyance and discomfort of any person in the Borough of Penndel. Continuous barking, howling or the making of other loud noises by such dog or other animal for more than any one hour or continuous barking for periods of less than one hour but more than 1/2 hour, which periods occur on two or more consecutive days, shall be deemed to disturb the peace to the annoyance and discomfort of all persons in the Borough of Penndel. Each day that such conduct of the animal continues shall constitute a separate offense.
[Amended 9-9-2014 by Ord. No. 2014-1]
It shall be the duty of every citizen or inhabitant of the Borough of Penndel who is the owner of any dog or at whose house or premises any dog is harbored or kept to confine and secure such dog. Hereafter, it shall be unlawful for the owner of any dog or dogs or person at whose house or premises any dog is harbored or kept, licensed or unlicensed, to permit such dog to run at large, unaccompanied by the owner or person keeping said dog in the Borough of Penndel. The owner or person keeping such dog shall be considered as accompanying the dog only if such dog is on a leash.
[Amended 8-1-1988 by Ord. No. 88-1[1]]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days, or both, at the discretion of the court. Each day that a violation continues after due notice has been served, in accordance with the terms and provisions hereof, shall be deemed a separate offense.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
The Borough Council may appoint a poundkeeper and determine and regulate the compensation to be paid to him. It shall be the duty of said poundkeeper to take up and impound any dog which does not bear a state license tag and a plate showing its owner's name and address and any other dog running at large without the owner being present.
[Adopted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
For the purpose of this article, the following words shall have the following meanings:
ANIMAL
Any domestic pet, including, but not limited to, dogs and cats or any domesticated wild animals kept as pets, including, but not limited to, raccoons, skunks, ferrets and like creatures.
A person having possession, custody or control of any animal shall not permit such animal to defecate or urinate:
A. 
Upon any gutter, street, driveway, alley, curb or sidewalk in the Borough of Penndel.
B. 
Upon the floors or stairways of any building or place frequented by the public or used in common by the tenants.
C. 
Upon the outside walls, walkways, driveways, alleys, curbs or stairways of any building abutting on a public street or park.
D. 
Upon the grounds of any public park or public area.
E. 
Upon any private property other than the property of the owner of such animal.
Any person having possession, custody or control of any animal which defecates or urinates in any area other than the private property of the owner of the animal as prohibited in § 118-6 shall be required to immediately remove any feces or waste from such surface and either:
A. 
Carry same away for disposal in a sanitary facility.
B. 
Place same in a nonleaking container for deposit in a trash or litter receptacle.
The provisions of §§ 118-6 and 118-7 hereof shall not apply to a guide dog accompanying any blind person or to a dog used to assist any other physically handicapped person.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 or to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days.