Village of Piermont, NY
Rockland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Piermont as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-14-1977 by L.L. No. 27-1977 as Ch. 47 of the 1977 Code]
The purpose of this article shall be to preserve the public peace and good order in the Village of Piermont and to contribute to the public welfare and the preservation and protection of the property and persons of the inhabitants of said Village of Piermont by declaring and enforcing certain regulations and restrictions on activities of dogs and owners of dogs within the Village.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
AT LARGE
An unleashed dog off the premises of the owner.
LEASHED or RESTRAINED BY A LEASH
The dog is equipped with a collar to which is attached a leash not more than six feet long. Both the collar and leash shall be of sufficient strength to restrain the dog, and the leash shall be held by a person having the ability to control and restrain the dog by means of the collar and leash.
OWNER
Any person who owns, keeps, harbors or has the care, custody or control of a dog. Dogs owned by minors shall be deemed to be in the custody and control of the minor's parents or other head of the household where the minor resides.
All dogs in the Village of Piermont are hereby required to be restrained by a leash while off the owner's premises, whether or not such dogs are licensed. Dogs are permitted to be unleashed when on the premises of another person with that person's consent. No owner in the Village of Piermont shall permit a dog to be at large in the Village except as permitted by this article. In addition, all dogs are to be curbed.
No person shall keep or harbor a dog which howls or barks continuously for an unreasonable length of time so as to disturb the peace and quiet of other persons.
No person owning, keeping, harboring or having the care, custody and/or control of any dog, whether licensed or unlicensed, shall suffer, permit or allow such dog to commit any nuisance in any public street, public building or public park or on any private property, except with the consent of the owner thereof.
A. 
Any peace officer or Town or County Dog Warden is hereby authorized to seize or direct the confinement of any dog which is reported to have attacked or injured a human being. Any such dog shall be confined by the owner for such length of time as may be necessary for the purpose of determining whether such dog is affected by rabies, and, if so affected, it shall be destroyed.
B. 
The owner of such dog shall upon demand deliver the possession of such dog to a peace officer, a Town or County Dog Warden or any officer authorized to seize the same.
The owner of any dog which is vicious or dangerous to persons shall at all times restrain and control such dog so as to prevent injury to persons lawfully conducting themselves on the owner's property so as to prevent such dog from putting any person in fear of immediate bodily harm, provided that such person is lawfully conducting himself at the time.
Any peace officer or Town or County Dog Warden shall seize any dog which is found at large in violation of this article. Dogs seized shall be confined, sold and redeemed pursuant to Article 7 of the Agriculture and Markets Law of the State of New York.
No liability shall be imposed upon the Village of Piermont or any of its employees for injury, loss or destruction of any dog pursuant to the provisions of this article.
[Amended 11-10-2009 by L.L. No. 7-2009]
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500.
[Added 4-20-1982 by L.L. No. 2-1982]
The owner of any dog shall, at all times, have the obligation to remove feces left by the dog on any sidewalk, street, gutter or other public place.
[Adopted 11-10-2009 by L.L. No. 7-2009]
The purpose of this article shall be to preserve the public peace and good order in the Village of Piermont and to contribute to the public welfare and the preservation and protection of the property and persons of the inhabitants of said Village of Piermont by declaring and enforcing certain regulations and restrictions on the activities of domestic animals and owners of domestic animals within the Village.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
DOMESTIC ANIMAL
An animal of a species of vertebrates that has been domesticated by humans so as to live in a tame condition and depend on humankind for survival. Domestic animals shall include any equine or bovine animal, goat, sheep, swine, dog, cat, poultry, or other domesticated beast or bird."
OWNER
Any person who owns, keeps, harbors or has the care, custody or control of a domestic animal. Domestic animals owned by minors shall be deemed to be in the custody and control of the minor's parents or other head of the household where the minor resides.
A. 
All domestic animals in the Village of Piermont are hereby required to be controlled and kept on the owner's premises at all times, and such domestic animals shall not be permitted to roam or trespass onto other residents' property.
B. 
The regulation and restrictions on the activities of dogs shall be governed by Article I of Chapter 64 herein.
No person owning, keeping, harboring or having the care, custody and/or control of any domestic animal shall suffer, permit or allow such domestic animal to commit any nuisance in any public street, public building or public park, or on any private property, except with the consent of the owner thereof.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500.