[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Carroll Township as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 10-7-1997 by Ord. No. 103-1997]
This article shall be known and may be cited as the "Animal Control Ordinance."
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- DOMESTIC ANIMAL
- Any animal owned, maintained, controlled or kept by any person for pleasure, including, but not limited to: dogs, cats, pigs, horses, birds and rabbits, which does not include any animal kept or raised for agricultural purposes.
The provisions of prior ordinances or resolutions, or parts thereof, that are inconsistent with this article are repealed in whole or in part to the extent of any and all such inconsistencies. The following ordinance is hereby repealed in its entirety: Ordinance No. 67-1988.
No person having control or custody of any domestic or nondomestic animal shall allow or permit such animal to make loud, harsh noises to the extent that it shall disturb or interfere with the peace, quiet, rest or sleep of other persons. No person having the control or custody of any dog or other domesticated animal shall allow or permit such animal to make loud, harsh noises continually and/or incessantly for a period of 10 minutes or intermittently for 1/2 hour or more to the extent that it shall disturb or interfere with the peace, quiet, rest or sleep of another person.
No person having the control or custody of any domestic animal shall allow or permit such animal to befoul, defile or corrupt any public property, street, road, driveway, sidewalk or walkway, or property of another person.
No person having control or custody of a domestic animal shall suffer or permit such animal to run at large in the Township of Carroll and upon public streets or highways or upon lands of another other than the person having the control or custody of the animal.
This article shall not be deemed to prohibit, or otherwise declare unlawful, any agricultural operations protected from nuisance suits by Act No. 1982-133.
Editor's Note: See 3 P.S. § 951 et seq.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this article shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a Magisterial District Judge under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this article that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.
This article shall become effective October 13, 1997.