Village of North Collins, NY
Erie County
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[Adopted 7-5-1988 by L.L. No. 2-1988 as Ch. 55 of the 1988 Code]

§ 46-3 Declaration of unnecessary noise; prevention.

[Amended 11-10-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992]
A. 
The keeping of any animal or household pet which has been causing or caused frequent or long-continued noise which disturbs the comfort and repose of any person within the vicinity is declared to be a loud, disturbing, raucous, annoying and unnecessary noise.
B. 
Any person owning, harboring or having the care, custody or charge of any dog, when such dog is housed or confined, shall so house and confine such dog in a place so constructed as to prevent the disturbance of persons residing in the neighborhood by the habitual or continued barking of such dog.

§ 46-4 Running at large prohibited.

A. 
No person owning or having the custody or control of a dog shall permit such dog to be at large in the Village of North Collins elsewhere than on the premises of the owner or person having such custody and control, unless restrained by a chain or leash not exceeding six feet in length and in the control of a person 14 years of age or older.
B. 
The fact that a dog is at large in the Village of North Collins elsewhere than on the premises of the owner or person having custody and control of such dog, without being leashed as required, shall be presumptive evidence that the dog has been permitted to be at large with the knowledge of the owner or person having custody or control of the dog.

§ 46-5 Impoundment.

A. 
Any dog running at large within the limits of the Village of North Collins contrary to the provisions of this article shall be subject to seizure and impounding by any police officer, the Dog Control Officer or by any other person or agency designated by the Board of Trustees or authorized by law to seize and impound animals, as provided in the Agriculture and Markets Law.
[Amended 11-10-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992]
B. 
The Village of North Collins shall make suitable arrangements by contract or otherwise for the impounding and, in the proper case, for the destruction of dogs found running at large within said Village in violation of this article.

§ 46-6 Redemption of impounded dogs; fee.

[Amended 11-10-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992]
A. 
Any dog so seized or impounded shall be held for a period of five days if such dog is unlicensed or untagged or a period of 12 days if such dog is licensed or tagged. During this time, the owner thereof may recover the dog by producing a license for such dog and paying the following fees:
(1) 
Ten dollars for the first impoundment of any dog owned by that person.
(2) 
Twenty dollars for the first 24 hours or part thereof and $3 for each additional 24 hours or part thereof for the second impoundment, within one year of the first impoundment, of any dog owned by that person.
(3) 
Thirty dollars for the first 24 hours or part thereof and $3 for each additional 24 hours or part thereof for the third and subsequent impoundments, within one year of the first impoundment, of any dog owned by that person.
B. 
The above fees shall be paid to the Village Clerk.

§ 46-7 Unredeemed dogs.

If any dog so impounded is not redeemed by its lawful owner or his duly authorized agent as provided above, the police officer or person designated by the Board of Trustees to seize such dog may order the destruction thereof, or the dog may be delivered to a proper person upon payment of the impounding fee and 12 days' keep, provided that such person obtains and produces a license for such dog.[1]
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Editor's Note: Original § 55-6, Dogs and cats running at large at night, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 11-10-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992.

§ 46-8 Powers of Dog Control Officer; appearance tickets.

[Amended 11-10-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992]
The Dog Control Officer is hereby authorized to receive complaints of offenses against the provisions of this article and to investigate the same. The Dog Control Officer, having reasonable cause to believe that a person has violated this article, shall issue and serve upon such person an appearance ticket for such violation. The appearance ticket shall be in the form prescribed by the Board of Trustees by resolution in accordance with the provisions of § 114 of the Agriculture and Markets Law and this article. An answer to such appearance ticket may be made within five days of the violation, by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, in lieu of a personal appearance on the return date at the time and court specified in the appearance ticket, in accordance with the provisions of § 114 of the Agriculture and Markets Law and this article.

§ 46-9 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 11-10-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992]
Except as otherwise provided in Article 7 of the Agriculture and Markets Law, an offense against the provisions of this article shall be deemed a violation, and the person convicted of such violation shall be subject to a fine of not more than $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.