Borough of Akron, PA
Lancaster County
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[Ord. 337, 2/11/1985, § 1]
1. 
Except as is otherwise specifically provided herein, the term "animal" shall include any creature (other than human) of any type (domestic or not), including, but not limited to, dogs, cats, fowl, horses, and other animals.
2. 
The term "at large" is intended to mean off the premises of the owner and not under the control of the owner or a member of the owner's immediate family either by leash, cord, chain or otherwise.
3. 
The term "owner" shall be intended to mean any person or persons, firm, association or corporation owning, keeping, harboring, or caring for any animal or having responsibility for or possession of (either temporary or permanent) any animal.
[Ord. 337, 2/11/1985, § 2]
No owner shall possess, harbor, or control any animal which howls, barks, meows, squawks or makes any other sound continuously and/or incessantly for a period of 10 consecutive minutes or makes such noise recurrently for 1/2 hour or more at any time of the day or night, regardless of whether the animal is situate in or upon private property provided, however, that the time such animal is making such noise, no person is trespassing or threatening to trespass upon private property upon which the animal is situated or that no other legitimate cause such as teasing or provoking the animal exists.
[Ord. 337, 2/11/1985, § 3]
No owner shall permit any dog or other animal (excluding, however, horses while being used for transportation) to defecate on property not owned by such person (public or private) unless the owner or keeper of animal immediately cleans up and removes the defecation and disposes of the same in a sanitary manner upon such owner's own property.
[Ord. 337, 2/11/1985, § 4]
No owner of any such animal shall allow such animal to run at large at any time, either upon any of the streets, alleys, or public grounds of Borough or upon the property of anyone other than the owner of such animal or upon other property without specific permission of the owner thereof.
[Ord. 337, 2/11/1985, § 5]
It shall be the duty of the owner of any animal, and the duty of the parent or guardian of any minor owner of any such animal, to keep the animal securely tied or penned in an enclosure in such a manner that the animal cannot break loose and run at large over the streets, alleys, or public grounds of Borough, or upon the property of anyone other than the owner of such animal or of one from whom specific permission of the owner thereof has been secured.
[Ord. 337, 2/11/1985, § 6]
It shall be the duty of the owner of any animal (excluding, however, horses while being used for transportation), while traveling on the streets, alleys, or public grounds of Borough, to have such animal on a leash at all times to prevent the animal from entering upon the property of any person or persons in Borough without the property owner's consent and to prevent such animal from defecating or urinating upon the property of any person or persons, without their consent.
[Ord. 337, 2/11/1985, § 7]
It shall be unlawful for any owner to harbor, care for, shelter or maintain any breed of animal in other than a sanitary condition; free of offensive, obnoxious or foul odors.
[Ord. 337, 2/11/1985, § 8]
Any peace officer or individual duly appointed by Borough Council is hereby authorized to seize and impound any animal found running at large unattended in Borough and dispose of the same pursuant to applicable statutes.
[Ord. 337, 2/11/1985, § 9]
Any person, or persons, owner, corporation, partnership or other entity whatsoever violating any of the provisions of this Part shall, upon conviction thereof by summary proceedings, be sentenced to pay a fine not to exceed $50 for any single violation of this Part, together with the costs of prosecution. Each day's continuation of the offense following notice (either oral or written) thereof shall constitute a new violation.
[Ord. 337, 2/11/1985, § 10]
In addition to any other remedies provided herein, any violation of provisions of this Part shall constitute a nuisance per se and may be abated by Borough by seeking appropriate equitable relief from a court of competent jurisdiction.