Borough of Charleroi, PA
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Charleroi as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-13-1984 by Ord. No. 824; readopted 10-8-1991 by Ord. No. 873 as Ch. 47 of the 1991 Code]

§ 117-1 Animals at large prohibited.

No dog, cat or other domesticated animal or any nondomesticated animal shall be suffered or permitted to run at large in this Borough, either upon the public streets or highways or upon property other than that of the owner of such dog, cat or other animal.

§ 117-2 Noise restrictions.

No person shall allow any dog, cat or other domesticated animal or any nondomesticated animal confined on that person's premises to make any loud or harsh noise or disturbance which interferes with or deprives the peace, quiet, rest or sleep of any person within the Borough.

§ 117-3 Damage by animals prohibited.

No person shall allow any dog, cat or other domesticated animal or any nondomesticated animal owned by him or under his control to defile, defoul, corrupt or otherwise desecrate any sidewalk, walkway or the property of another or to destroy or damage the property of another.

§ 117-4 Cleanliness required.

All persons keeping any dog, cat or other domesticated animal shall remove all refuse, food and excrement as often as necessary to prevent unpleasant odors and conditions contributing to the breeding of flies.

§ 117-5 Number of animals limited.

No more than six dogs, cats, or other domesticated or nondomesticated animals may be kept in any one house at one time.

§ 117-6 Violations and penalties.

Penalties are as set forth in Chapter 1, Article II, Enforcement; General Penalty, of this Code.
[Adopted 2-12-1998 by Ord. No. 915]

§ 117-7 Defecation on public and private property restricted.

No person having possession, custody or control of any animals shall knowingly or negligently permit any dog or other animal to commit any nuisance, i.e., defecation, upon any gutter, street, driveway, alley, curb or sidewalk in the Borough of Charleroi, or upon the floors or stairways of any building or place frequented by the public or used in common by the tenants, or upon the outside walls, walkways, driveways, alleys, curbs or stairways of any building abutting on a public street or park, or upon the grounds of any public park or public area, or upon any private property other than the property of the owner of such animal.

§ 117-8 Disposal requirements.

Any person having possession, custody or control of any dog or other animal which commits a nuisance, i.e., defecation, in any area other than the private property of the owner of such dog or other animal, as prohibited in § 117-7, shall be required to immediately remove any feces from such surface and either:
A. 
Carry same away for disposal in a toilet.
B. 
Place same in a nonleaking container for deposit in a trash or litter receptacle.

§ 117-9 Exemptions.

The provisions of §§ 117-7 and 117-8 hereof shall not apply to a guide dog accompanying a blind person or to a dog used to assist any other physically handicapped person.

§ 117-10 Violations and penalties. [1]

Penalties shall be as set forth in Chapter 1, Article II, Enforcement; General Penalty, of this Code.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III).