Borough of Emmaus, PA
Lehigh County
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[Ord. 744, 3/18/1991, § 1]
As used in this Part:
ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER
That person or persons designated by the Borough Council to enforce certain provisions of this Part, including all police officers.
AT LARGE
Off the premises of the owner, and not under the control of the owner, or a member of his immediate family, either by leash, cord, chain or otherwise.
CAT
A carnivorous mammal scientifically known as Felis catus, long domesticated and kept persons as pets.
OWNER
Any person, firm or corporation having a right of property in any animal which is kept or harbored within the corporate limits of the Borough of Emmaus, as well as any person, firm or corporation occupying any premises within the corporate limits of the Borough of Emmaus which permits any animal to remain, in, on or about its premises.
[Ord. 744, 3/18/1991, § 2]
All cats, owned, kept or harbored within the corporate limits of the Borough of Emmaus shall be licensed annually by the first of July after such cat shall attain the age of three months at the Emmaus Borough Office and shall wear a collar and license tag. This provision does not apply to cats whose owners are non-residents and are temporarily within the Borough, nor to cats brought into the Borough for breeding, trial or show purposes. The license fee shall be established from time to time by resolution of Borough Council. In order to obtain the license it shall be necessary for the owner to complete an application form and produce evidence of a current vaccination against rabies.
[Ord. 744, 3/18/1991, § 3]
It is unlawful for any owner of any cat to allow or permit such cat to run at large in the Borough.
[Ord. 744, 3/18/1991, § 4]
An Animal Control Officer or a member of the police department may go upon any public premises or enter any public building and go upon any private premises or enter any private building with the consent of the owner of such premises, to make inspections for the purpose of determining compliance with this Part. The Animal Control Officer or member of the police department may seize and impound any cat, licensed or unlicensed, found running at large, in violation of this Part, upon the public streets or highways of the Borough and or private property appurtenant to private buildings and structures with the consent of the owner of such property. Any dangerous, fierce, or vicious cat which can not be safely seized or impounded may be slain by the Animal Control Officer. A member of the police department may similarly slay a dangerous, fierce, or vicious cat which can not be safely seized or impounded only with the approval of the Police Chief, or his designee.
[Ord. 744, 3/18/1991, § 5]
Cats and injured cats shall be impounded by the Animal Control Officer and handled by, under regulations procedures and policies established by the Animal Control Officer.
[Ord. 744, 3/18/1991, § 6]
Any owner of any cat who shall violate any of the provisions of this Part, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of no less than $25 nor in excess of $300, and cost of prosecution for such offense.