Borough of Mifflinburg, PA
Union County
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§ 3-1 Running at Large Prohibited.

[Ordinance 17, June 21, 1960, Section 1; as amended by Ordinance 10-1980, August 17, 1980, Section 1]
It shall be unlawful for the owner, custodian or keeper of any dog to permit such dog to run at large at any time, either upon any of the streets, alleys, or public grounds in the Borough of Mifflinburg, or upon the property of another other than the owner, custodian, or keeper of such dog, unless accompanied by and under the immediate control of such owner, custodian, or keeper. Any dog running at large in violation of the Commonwealth's Dog Law or this ordinance shall be subject to seizure, detention and disposal as provided in the Commonwealth's Dog Law or in this ordinance or regulations adopted hereunder.

§ 3-2 Seizure and Impounding of Dogs Running at Large; redemption Thereof.

[Ordinance 217, June 21, 1960, Section 2; as amended by Ordinance 10-1980, August 19, 1980, Section 2]
It shall be the duty of any police officer of the Borough of Mifflinburg or the Mifflinburg Borough Dog Law Officer who witnesses any dog running at large in conflict with the provisions of the first section of this ordinance, or who receives information of any dog so running at large, to seize such dog and to convey it to the place designated by the Borough Council as a pound. Notice of such seizure shall be sent to the owner of such dog, if known, in the manner prescribed by law, and such dog may be redeemed by the owner thereof within the time specified by law, upon payment of the penalty prescribed by law, together with the charges incurred by reason of such detention. Rates for such charges shall be determined from time to time by the Borough Council.

§ 3-3 Disturbing the Peace Prohibited.

[Ordinance 10-1980, August 19, 1980, Section 3; as amended by Ordinance 99-05, September 21, 1999, Section 1]
It shall be unlawful to own, harbor or keep in custody any dog which disturbs the peace by barking, howling or making other loud noises to the annoyance and discomfort of any person in the Borough of Mifflinburg. Continual (occurring over a period of time without stopping or with only short breaks) barking, howling or making of other loud noises by any dog for a period in excess of one-hour but more than 1/2 hour, which periods occur on two or more consecutive days, shall be deemed to be a disturbance of the peace and a cause of annoyance and discomfort to persons in the Borough of Mifflinburg.

§ 3-4 Warnings to Owners of Disturbing Dogs.

[Ordinance 10-1980, August 19, 1980, Section 4; as amended by Ordinance 99-05, September 21, 1999, Section 2]
Any person may request the Borough Dog Law Officer or any Borough Police Officer to warn any person who shall own, harbor or keep in custody any dog which disturbs the peace by barking, howling or making other loud noises to the annoyance and discomfort of persons in the Borough of Mifflinburg.

§ 3-5 Injury to Humans.

[Ordinance 10-1980, August 19, 1980, Section 5]
It shall be unlawful for the owner of any dog to permit said dog to injure any human by biting, jumping on, knocking down, or attacking said human being.

§ 3-6 Nuisances.

[Ordinance 10-1980, August 19, 1980, Section 6]
No person owning, harboring, keeping, or in charge of any dog shall cause, suffer or allow such dog to soil, defile, defecate on or commit any nuisance on any common thoroughfare, sidewalk, passageway, bypath, play area, park, or any place where people congregate or walk, or on any public property whatsoever, or on any private property without the permission of the owner of said property. The restriction in this section shall not apply to that portion of the street lying between the curblines, which may be used to curb such dog under the following conditions:
1. 
The person who so curbs such dog shall immediately remove all feces deposited by such dog by any sanitary method.
2. 
The feces removed from the aforementioned designated area shall be disposed of in a sanitary manner by the person owning, harboring, keeping, or in charge of any dog curbed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.

§ 3-7 Dogs Prohibited in Mifflinburg Borough Park.

[Ordinance 10-1980, August 19, 1980, Section 6]
It shall be unlawful for the owner, custodian, or keeper of any dog to permit said dog to be in the Mifflinburg Borough Park, whether or not said dog is accompanied by and under the immediate control of such owner, custodian or keeper.

§ 3-8 Penalties.

[Ordinance 217, July 21, 1970, Section 3; as amended by Ordinance 10-1980, August 19, 1980, Section 7; and by Ordinance 99-05, September 21, 1999, Section 3]
Any owner, custodian or keeper of any dog who shall violate any of the provisions of this Part shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $100 plus costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, may be imprisoned for not more than five days; provided, such fine and costs may be in addition to any payments required to be made under Section 2 of this Part.

§ 3-9 Authority to Adopt Regulations.

[Ordinance 10-1980, August 19, 1980, Section 8]
The Mifflinburg Borough Council is hereby given the authority to adopt regulations governing the conduct of the Mifflinburg Borough Dog Law Officer and governing the operation of the Mifflinburg Borough Dog Pound, as the Mifflinburg Borough Council deems necesary from time to time.

§ 3-10 Saving Clause.

[Ordinance 10-1980, August 19, 1980, Section 9]
All ordinances or parts of ordinances not inconsistent with this ordinance shall continue in full force and effect.

§ 3-51 Unlawful to Keep Pigs or Maintain Pig Pens.

[Ordinance 29, July 21, 1970]
No person, firm, or corporation shall keep any pig or hog at any place within the Borough of Mifflinburg, nor shall any person, firm, or corporation maintain any pig pen or hog pen at any place therein, under penalty, upon conviction thereof, for every such violation, of a fine of not more than $50 and costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of fine and costs, imprisonment for not more than 10 days. Provided: each day's violation of any of the provisions of this ordinance [Section 51 this Chapter] shall constitute a separate violation.

§ 3-52 Unlawful to Hitch or Tie Horses, and Other Animals to Trees, Posts, Poles, and Parking Meters.

[Ordinance 292, July 21, 1970, Section 1]
It shall be unlawful for any person to hitch or tie any horse or other animal to any tree, post, pole, or parking meter growing or placed upon or along any street, alley, sidewalk or public ground in the Borough of Mifflinburg. Any person who shall violate any provision of this ordinance [Section 52 this Chapter] shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $50 and costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment for not more than 10 days.