Borough of Conway, PA
Beaver County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Conway as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES

Dogcatcher — See Ch. 30, Article VI.

ARTICLE I
Animals at Large (§ 61-1 — § 61-4) 

ARTICLE II
Nuisances (§ 61-5 — § 61-10) 

[Adopted 6-14-1976 by Ord. No. 346, approved 6-14-1976]

§ 61-1
Running at large prohibited. 

§ 61-2
Seizure. 

§ 61-3
Kennels. 

§ 61-4
Violations and penalties. 

It shall be unlawful for any owner or owners of any animal to permit the same to run at large within the Borough of Conway to the annoyance or inconvenience of residents, pedestrians or the operators of motor vehicles using the streets or highways of the Borough.

The Dogcatcher or other authorized officials of the Borough are hereby authorized and empowered to seize and take possession of, on public or private property, any such animal running at large to the annoyance or inconvenience of residents, pedestrians or the operators of motor vehicles using the streets or highways of the Borough.

Any person, firm, association or corporation which customarily has in its custody three or more dogs over the age of six months is hereby declared to be a person, firm, association or corporation engaged in the business or occupation of running a kennel, and such business or occupation is declared to be unlawful in the Borough of Conway.

Any person who shall be convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this article before any District Magistrate shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300, together with costs of prosecution, or to imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed 30 days, or both.

[Adopted 2-12-1979 by Ord. No. 364, approved 2-12-1979]

§ 61-5
Enforcement of provisions. 

§ 61-6
Nuisances prohibited. 

§ 61-7
Acts considered to be nuisances. 

§ 61-8
Responsibility of owner. 

§ 61-9
Exemption. 

§ 61-10
Violations and penalties. 

This article shall be enforced by the Health Officer and the police officers of the Borough of Conway.

It shall be unlawful for any owner or person having custody of any dog, cat or other animal to keep or harbor any dog, cat or other animal in the Borough so as to create offensive odors, excessive noise or unsanitary conditions which are a menace to the health, comfort or safety of the public, or otherwise permit the commission or existence of a nuisance as defined hereinafter.

A. 

Any dog, cat or other animal which by frequent and habitual barking, howling, screeching, yelping or baying, or in any way or manner, injures or disturbs the quiet of any person or the community or which disturbs or endangers the comfort, repose or health of persons is hereby declared to be committing a nuisance.

B. 

Any dog, cat or other animal which scratches, digs or defecates upon any lawn, shrub, plant, building or any other public or private property, other than the property of the owner or person in charge or control of such animal, is hereby declared to be a nuisance.

No person being the owner or in charge or control of any dog, cat or other animal shall allow or permit such animal to commit a nuisance upon any school grounds, Borough park or other public property or upon any private property other than that of the owner or person in charge or control of such dog, cat or other animal without the permission of the owner of said property. Where the owner or person in charge or control of such animal immediately removes all feces deposited by such animal and disposes of same in a sanitary manner, such nuisance shall be considered abated.

Persons with defective eyesight or hearing, while relying upon a dog specifically trained for these purposes, shall be exempt from the operation of this article.

Any owner or person in charge or control of a dog, cat or other animal who violates any provision of this article shall be guilty of a summary offense and, upon conviction thereof before the District Magistrate, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $300 and cost of prosecution and in default of payment of such fine and costs shall be imprisoned in the Borough lockup or the county jail for a period not exceeding three days. Whenever any owner or person in charge or control of a dog, cat or other animal shall have been officially notified by the Health Officer or police officer or by service of a summons in a prosecution or in any other official manner that he is committing a violation of this article, each day that he shall continue such violation after such notification shall constitute a separate offense punishable in like fine or penalty. Such fines shall be collected by law.