Borough of Plymouth, PA
Luzerne County
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[Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Plymouth as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-14-1976 by Ord. No. 37-1976]
It shall be unlawful to own, harbor or keep in custody any dog which disturbs the peace by barking, howling or making other loud noises to the annoyance and discomfort of any person in the Borough of Plymouth. Continuous barking, howling or the making of other loud noises by such dog for more than any one hour or continuous barking for periods of less than one hour but more than one-half hour, which periods occur on two or more consecutive days, shall be deemed to disturb the peace and to cause the annoyance and discomfort of persons in the Borough of Plymouth.
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Editor's Note: Original Section 1, entitled "Running at large prohibited," which immediately preceded this section, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
A. 
Any person may request the Municipal Police Department to warn any person who shall own, harbor or keep in custody any dog which disturbs the peace by barking, howling or making other loud noise to the annoyance and discomfort of persons in the Borough.
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A warning by the police shall consist of delivery of a copy of this article at the residence in the Borough of Plymouth of any such owner, keeper or custodian.
C. 
Any such request shall be in writing and shall identify and specify the residence of the owner, keeper or custodian of the dog or other animal and shall identify and specify the residence of the person making the request. Upon receipt of such request, a copy of this article will be mailed to the person identified as the owner, keeper or custodian of the dog or other animal.
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A violation of this article shall be deemed to have occurred upon a second or subsequent violation of § 99-1 above after the date of delivery of the warning.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Section 4, entitled "Injury to humans," which immediately followed this section, was deleted at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
No person owning, harboring, keeping or in charge of any dog shall cause, suffer or allow such dog to soil, defile, defecate on or commit any nuisance on any common thoroughfare, sidewalk, passageway, bypath, play area, park or any place where people congregate or walk or on any public property whatsoever, nor on any private property without the permission of the owner of said property. The restriction in this section shall not apply to that portion of a street lying between the curblines which shall be used to curb such dog under the following conditions:
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The person who so curbs such dog shall immediately remove all feces deposited by such dog by any sanitary method approved by the Board of Health.
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The feces removed from the aforementioned designated area shall be disposed of by the person owning, harboring, keeping or in charge of any dog curbed in accordance with the provisions of this article in a sanitary manner approved by the Board of Health.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
It shall be unlawful to keep more than three dogs six months of age or older on any premises, regardless of the number of owners; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to any premises for which a kennel license has been obtained pursuant to 3 P.S. §§ 459-206 through 459-218 and amendments.[1]
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Editor's Note: §§ 459-204, 459-208, 459-215 and 459 of the Dog Law, 3 P.S. § 459-101 et seq., were deleted 12-11-1996 by P.L. 943, No. 151.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I)]
Except as otherwise provided by the Dog Law (3 P.S. § 459-101 et seq.), any person who shall be convicted of violating or failing to comply with the provisions of this article before any Magisterial District Judge shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $600, together with costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, the violator shall be subject to imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed 30 days. The continuation of such violation for each successive day shall constitute a separate offense, and the person or persons allowing or permitting the continuation of a violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.