Borough of Bristol, PA
Bucks County
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[Ord. 1005, 7/14/1986]
No person, having possession, custody or control of any animals, shall knowingly or negligently permit any dog or other animal to commit any nuisance, i.e., defecation or urination, upon any gutter, street, driveway, alley, curb or sidewalk in the Borough of Bristol, or upon the floors or stairways of any building or place frequented by the public or used in common by the tenants, or upon the outside walls, walkways, driveways, alleys, curbs or stairways of any building abutting on a public street or park, or upon the grounds of any public park or public area, or upon any private property other than the property of the owner of such animal.
[Ord. 1005, 7/14/1986]
1. 
Any person having possession, custody or control of any dog or other animal which commits a nuisance, i.e., defecation or urination, in any area other than the private property of the owner of such dog or other animal, as prohibited in § 2-401 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.
[Ord. 1005, 7/14/1986]
The provisions of §§ 2-401 and 2-402 hereof shall not apply to a guide dog accompanying any blind person, or to a dog used to assist any other physically handicapped person.
[Ord. 1005, 7/14/1986; as added by Ord. 1147, 9/13/1999]
Every person having possession, custody, or control of any dog or other animal on property as described in § 2-401 hereinabove, shall have in his or her possession, a nonleaking container to hold, transport and dispose of any animal waste left by such animal.
[Ord. 1005, 7/14/1986; as added by Ord. 1147, 9/13/1999; and as amended by Ord. 1295, 9/9/2013]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a magisterial district judge in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues or each section of this Part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.