Township of Lower Paxton, PA
Dauphin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Lower Paxton 12-3-1973. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Added 12-3-1973 by Ord. No. 73-21]
It shall be unlawful for any person to permit any dog, cat, pet or other livestock owned by him or under his supervision or control to run at large either upon the public streets or highways of the Township, upon the private property of any other person or upon any property not belonging to or in the possession of the owner of such animals or to persons under whose supervision or control such animals are being kept.
[Added 12-3-1973 by Ord. No. 73-21]
The provisions of this chapter shall apply to all dogs and other animals in the nature of pets found running at large in violation of § 68-1, irrespective of payment for or issuance of any license in respect to the animal involved.
No person shall allow any dog or other domestic animal owned by him or under his control or any nondomesticated animal confined on that person's premises to make any loud or harsh noise or disturbance which shall interfere with or deprive the peace, quiet, rest or sleep of any person within the Township.
[Added 11-6-2019 by Ord. No. 18-05[1]]
It is unlawful for any person to feed a wild animal unless licensed to do so, with the exception of small seed eating birds, squirrels, and chipmunks. It is unlawful to place out mineral blocks or salt licks unless they are intended for authorized domestic livestock. For purposes of this section, wild animals shall include but not be limited to deer; bears; nondomestic canines; nondomestic felines; nondomestic rabbits; skunks; raccoons; large birds, such as geese and turkeys; and other such wild animals which are typically found in and or are native to Pennsylvania.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also renumbered former § 68-4, Violations and penalties, as § 68-7.
[Added 11-6-2019 by Ord. No. 18-05]
The feeding of feral cats may only be done in conjunction with a feral cat management project, which must include a trap, neuter and release program ("TNR") or other program approved by the Lower Paxton Township Board of Supervisors. If a feral cat management project with TNR does not exist, the feeding of feral cats is not lawful.
[Added 11-6-2019 by Ord. No. 18-05]
The provisions of this chapter shall be enforced by any Township police officer or Code Enforcement Officer as assigned by the Township.
[Amended 12-3-1973 by Ord. No. 73-21; 6-5-1978 by Ord. No. 78-7; 11-6-1978 by Ord. No. 78-12; 9-19-2000 by Ord. No. 00-04; 11-18-2003 by Ord. No. 03-11; 11-6-2019 by Ord. No. 18-05]
Violations of this chapter shall be enforced by action brought before a Magisterial District Judge in the same manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure. Any person, firm or corporation who or which violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding, be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs, or, in default of payment thereof, shall be subject to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 30 days.