City of Monessen, PA
Westmoreland County
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(Derived from Ch. II, Sections 4 through 9, of the 1964 Code of Ordinances of the City of Monessen)
Editor's Note: See also the Dog Law, 3 P.S. § 459-101 et seq., and the Domestic Animal Law, 3 P.S. § 325 et seq.
From and after the passage of this article, it shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to keep any horses, ponies, cows, calves, swine, sheep, goats or fowls in any dwelling, rooming house or tenement or any part thereof; nor shall any of the aforesaid animals or fowls be kept in the yard of any such building or the lot thereof unless the same is at least 80 feet from any building in which any human beings are housed.
It shall be unlawful to keep any horse, pony or cow at any place within the limits of the City of Monessen other than in a stable or barn or shed which has a concrete floor and a sewer or sewers connected with the sewer system of the City of Monessen.
It is hereby declared unlawful for any fowls to be kept other than in an enclosure that does not permit them to run at large.
No person, firm or corporation shall keep any horse, pony, cow, calf, swine, sheep or goat within the City of Monessen without first having obtained and thereafter having renewed annually, for as long as needed, a permit from the health authorities of the City.
Application for such permit shall be accompanied by a fee as set forth from time to time by resolution of the City Council, and such permit, when granted, shall expire not later than the calendar year for which it is issued.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceeding before any District Justice having jurisdiction of such offense, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300 or to undergo imprisonment not exceeding 90 days, or both. Each day's continuance of a violation of any of the provisions of this article, after conviction thereof, shall constitute a separate violation.