Borough of Tyrone, PA
Blair County
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[Adopted 5-11-1998 by Ord. No. 1136; amended in its entirety 12-10-2018 by Ord. No. 1425]
No person, having ownership, possession, custody or control of any dog, cat or other animal, shall knowingly or negligently permit any dog, cat or other animal to commit any nuisance, i.e., defecation, upon any gutter, street, alley, curb or sidewalk in the Borough, or upon the grounds of any public park, playground, recreation area or other public area, or upon any private property.
Any owner of private property upon which any animal commits defecation shall have the right to file a private criminal complaint against the person having ownership, possession, custody or control of said animal with the Magisterial District Judge.
Any person having possession, custody or control of any dog, cat or other animal which commits a nuisance, i.e., defecation, in any area as prohibited in § 61-12 hereof shall be required to immediately remove any feces from such surface and either:
A. 
Carry same away for disposal in a toilet.
B. 
Place same in a nonleaking container for deposit in a trash or litter receptacle.
The provisions of §§ 61-12 and 61-14 hereof shall not apply to a guide dog accompanying any blind persons or to a dog used to assist any other physically handicapped person.
A. 
Any person violating any provisions of this article, in a summary proceeding before any Magisterial District Judge, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $50 or not more than $600, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fines and costs, to be imprisoned for not more than 30 days. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
B. 
The provisions of this article shall be enforced by the Police Department of the Borough of Tyrone.