[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Schuylkill as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Nuisances — See Ch. 230.
This article shall be known and may be cited as the "Dog Ordinance of Schuylkill Township."
It shall be unlawful for the owner, custodian or keeper of any dog to suffer or permit such dog to run at large within the Township of Schuylkill, either upon any of the streets, roads, alleys or public grounds of the Township of Schuylkill, or upon the property or lands of another person other than the owner, custodian or keeper of such dog, unless such dog shall be accompanied by and under the immediate control of such owner, custodian or keeper in accordance with 3 P.S. § 459-302.
It shall be unlawful for the owner, custodian or keeper of any dog to suffer or permit such dog to jump upon or attack any human being, or to damage any property, real or personal, including but not limited to damage resulting from the deposit by such dog of urine or excrement upon bushes, shrubs, trees, flowers or any other form of vegetation.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this article may, upon conviction thereof in summary proceedings before a Magisterial District Judge, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and the costs of prosecution, and in default of the payment thereof, to imprisonment in the county jail for a period not exceeding 10 days.
After the effective date of this article it shall be illegal to harbor horses in the Township of Schuylkill that have been tested for B.I.A. and have been found positive to the A.G.I.D. (Coggins) test.
Any such individual owning said horse or responsible for said horse or maintaining said horse who has been so tested and found to be positive shall, without notice, permanently remove from the Township boundaries said animal within seven days after notification that said animal has been tested positively in accordance with A.G.I.D. (Coggins) test.
Any person who violates the provisions of this article or who fails to remove said horse from the Township of Schuylkill within seven days after notification that the horse is tested as positive, as set forth above, shall, upon conviction thereof in a summary proceedings, be sentenced to pay a fine of up to $600 and costs, and in default of said payment of fine and cost, to undergo imprisonment in the county prison for a period not in excess of 30 days. Each day that any such violation continues shall be deemed a separate offense, punishable by like fine or imprisonment.
The Secretary of Schuylkill Township shall be deemed with the power and duty to administer this article and prosecute violations hereunder.