[Adopted 11-2-1998 by Ord. No. 756 (Ch. 51 of the 1973 Code); amended in its entirety 5-15-2006 by Ord. No. 871]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any dog, bitch or spayed bitch.
- Any establishment wherein or whereon the business of boarding or selling dogs or breeding dogs for sale is carried on a regular basis, except a pet shop. Every place where five or more dogs are kept or maintained for commercial purposes shall be considered a "kennel."
- When applied to the proprietorship of a dog, includes every person having a right of property in such dog and every person who has such dog in his keeping.
- An establishment for the confirmation of dogs seized under the provisions of this article or otherwise.
- Any establishment where five or more dogs are received, housed and distributed without charge.
No person shall operate a kennel, pound or shelter without obtaining a license. Any person holding such license shall not be required to secure individual licenses for dogs owned by the licensee and kept at such establishments. These licenses shall not be transferable to another owner or different premises.
The application for a license shall be submitted to the Borough Clerk and shall contain the following information:
The name and permanent address and local address of the applicant.
The street address where the establishment is located or proposed to be located, together with a general description of the premises.
The purposes for which it is to be maintained.
The maximum number of animals and dogs to be accommodated by such establishment at any one time.
No license shall be issued unless the Borough Health Officer inspects the premises and states that the establishment complies with local and state rules governing the location of and sanitation of such establishment.
Licenses issued for kennels, pounds and shelters shall state the purpose for which the establishment is maintained, and all licenses shall expire on the last day of June of each year.
Annual fees for licenses under this section shall be as follows:
Pound or shelter: no fee (nonprofit).
All licenses issued for kennels, pounds or shelters shall be subject to revocation by the Borough Clerk on recommendation of the State Department of Health or the Borough Health Officer for failure to comply with the rules and regulations of the State Department of Health or the Health Officer, after the owner has been afforded a hearing by either the State Department of Health, local Board of Health, or the Health Officer.
Any person holding a license to operate a kennel, pound or shelter shall comply with all Borough ordinances and the rules and regulations promulgated by the State Department of Health governing the sanitary conduct and operation of kennels, pounds and shelters, the preservation of sanitation therein, and the prevention of the spread of rabies and other infectious diseases of dogs or other animals within and from such establishments.
The Clerk shall forward to the State Department of Health a list of kennels, pounds and shelters within 30 days after the licenses therefor are issued, which list shall include the name and address of each licensee and the kind of license issued.
No dog kept in a kennel, pound or shelter shall be permitted off the premises, except on leash or in a crate or other safe control.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this article shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $1,250, a term of imprisonment not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof.