Borough of Middleburg, PA
Snyder County
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§ 2-101 Definitions.

[Ord. 166, 8/2/1977, § 1]
The following words used in this Part shall have the meanings hereinafter ascribed to them unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
LIVESTOCK
All manner of wild and domestic animals, except pets as hereinafter defined, including, but not limited to, horses, cattle, chickens, turkeys, ducks, pigs, goats, sheep, snakes and other reptiles.
PETS
Animals that are tamed or domesticated and kept as favorites or treated with affection, and shall be limited to dogs, cats, birds in cages and other domesticated animals and fish commonly accepted as pets.

§ 2-102 Keeping of Livestock Prohibited; Exception.

[Ord. 166, 8/2/1977, § 2; as amended by Ord. 171, 1/3/1978, § 1]
It shall be unlawful for any person, persons, firm, corporation or copartnership to keep livestock, except pets, at any place in the Borough of Middleburg; provided, however, that the foregoing prohibition shall not be applicable to any piece, parcel or tract of land which consists of five or more acres and upon which livestock was kept as of December 31, 1977.

§ 2-103 Violations and Penalties.

[Ord. 166, 8/2/1977, § 3; as amended by Ord. 208, 7/8/1985; by Ord. 295, 11/8/2005; and by Ord. 323, 9/9/2014]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues shall constitute a separate offense.

§ 2-201 Animal Nuisances Prohibited.

[Ord. 264, 2/13/2001, § 1]
No person shall 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 herein.

§ 2-202 Noise Disturbance.

[Ord. 264, 2/13/2001, § 1]
Any dog, cat or other animal which, by frequent and habitual barking, howling, screeching, yelping or baying, or in any way or manner, disturbs or endangers the comfort, repose or health of persons, is hereby declared to be committing a nuisance. Any such animal which makes any such noise continuously and/or incessantly for a period of 10 minutes or makes such noise intermittently for 1/2 hour or more to the disturbance of any person any time of the day or night shall be deemed to be frequent and habitual noise constituting a nuisance. No owner or person having custody of such animal shall harbor or permit it to commit such a nuisance.

§ 2-203 Animal Defecation on Public or Private Property Restricted.

[Ord. 264, 2/13/2001, § 1]
Any dog, cat or other animal which scratches, digs or defecates upon any lawn, tree, 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.

§ 2-204 Owner's Responsibility.

[Ord. 264, 2/13/2001, § 1]
No person, being the owner or in charge or control of any dog, cat or other animal, shall permit such animal to commit a nuisance on 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 such property. Where the owner or person in charge or control of such animal immediately removes all feces deposited by such animal and disposes of the same in a sanitary manner, such type of nuisance shall be considered abated.

§ 2-205 Exception.

[Ord. 264, 2/13/2001, § 1]
Persons with defective eyesight or hearing while relying upon a dog specifically trained for these purposes shall be exempt from compliance with this Part.

§ 2-206 Penalty.

[Ord. 264, 2/13/2001, § 1; as amended by Ord. 295, 11/8/2005; and by Ord. 323, 9/9/2014]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $50 nor more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Every day that a violation of this Part continues shall constitute a separate offense.