Borough of Lansdowne, PA
Delaware County
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[Adopted 11-15-1893 by Ord. No. 6]
No horses, mules, donkeys, horned cattle, swine, sheep or goats shall be permitted to run at large or stray on any highway of said Borough.
It shall be the duty of the Police Officer of said Borough to take up all such strays and to enclose them in the Borough pound or some other secure place and to report the facts, with a sufficient description of the stray, to the Mayor, who, if the owner of such strays shall fail to appear and redeem them within three days after their impounding, shall proceed forthwith to advertise said strays in a newspaper published in said Borough or, if none, in one of the county newspapers, once a week for two successive weeks and also by handbills posted in said Borough; and if at the expiration of 14 days from the date of the first advertisement the owner of such strays shall not offer to reclaim the same, the Mayor shall proceed to set the same at public sale, giving at least six days' notice of such sale by not fewer than 20 handbills, posted in the most conspicuous parts of said Borough. The Mayor shall pay the net proceeds of such sale into the Borough Treasury for the use of the Borough.
The Borough shall be primarily liable for the sustenance of said strays from the time of their taking to the time when they are reclaimed or sold, and all other necessary expenses connected therewith, and shall be repaid by the owner of such strays or out of the proceeds of the sale thereof as hereinafter provided.
A. 
The owner of such strays may reclaim them at any time before the sale, upon paying an expense incurred prior to such reclamation, together with the following fines:
[Amended 6-16-1999 by Ord. No. 1155]
(1) 
For horses, mules, donkeys, horned cattle, swine or goats, each animal: as set forth from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council.
(2) 
For one sheep: as set forth from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council.
(3) 
For each additional sheep taken at the same time: as set forth from time to time by resolution of the Borough Council.
B. 
The Police Officer taking the strays shall be entitled to receive from the Borough 1/2 of said fines.
[Amended 9-21-1988 by Ord. No. 1080; 6-16-1999 by Ord. No. 1155]
Any person who shall rescue or attempt to rescue any such strays, after they have been taken as aforesaid, or release or attempt to release the same and any police officer neglecting, either on his own view or on complaint, to take any such strays shall, upon conviction before a Magisterial District Judge, be subject to a fine of not more than $600, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days.