City of New Castle, DE
New Castle County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by The Mayor and Council of New Castle as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Delaware Street Wharf — See Ch. 112.
[Adopted 7-6-1993 by Ord. No. 350]
It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly permit a dog, cat or other domestic animal owned or subject to the control of such person to defecate upon any street, sidewalk or park, or upon any public property, or upon any private property within the City of New Castle without the consent of the owner or tenant of such private property. In the event that any dog, cat or other domestic animal deposits its excrement upon any public or private land within the City of New Castle, such owner of said dog, cat, or other domestic animal shall remove immediately, in a sanitary manner in an airtight bag or other closed or sealed container, any fecal matter deposited by said dog, cat or other domestic animal.
The provisions of § 94-1 shall not apply to any person who by reason of loss or impairment of eyesight is accompanied by a dog described as a "Seeing Eye dog" or other dog educated by a recognized training agency or school and which is used as a leader or guide dog.
Any person who shall violate the terms of this article shall be fined not less than $25 for the first conviction, by a fine of not less than $50 for the second such conviction within one year of the first conviction and by a fine of not less than $100 for each subsequent conviction within one year of the first conviction.
[Adopted 4-10-2007 by Ord. No. 450]
A. 
The purpose of this article is to prohibit the feeding of unconfined wildlife in any public park or on any other property owned or operated by the City of New Castle, so as to protect public health, safety and welfare and to prescribe penalties for failure to comply.
B. 
Nothing contained herein shall prohibit persons from feeding wildlife on their private property, provided the same shall not constitute a public nuisance.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
FEED
To give, place, expose, deposit, distribute or scatter any edible material with the intention of feeding, attracting or enticing wildlife. Feeding does not include baiting in the legal taking of fish and/or game.
PERSON
Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or political subdivision of this state subject to municipal jurisdiction.
WILDLIFE
All animals that are neither human nor domesticated, including but not limited to feral cats.
[Amended 7-16-2014 by Ord. No. 496]
No person shall feed any wildlife in any public park or on any other property owned or operated by the City of New Castle.
A. 
This article shall be enforced by the City of New Castle Police Department and the City of New Castle City Code Enforcement Officers.
B. 
Any person found to be in violation of this article shall be ordered to cease the feeding immediately.
A. 
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by a fine of no less than $25 and no more than $100 or by community service of not more than 15 days, or any combination of fine and community service, as determined in the discretion of the appropriate court of law. 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 the violation may be punished as provided above for each separate offense.
B. 
The violation of any provision of this article shall be subject to abatement summarily by a restraining order or injunction issued by a court of competent jurisdiction.