Township of Shrewsbury, PA
York County
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[Ord. 2011-03, 4/6/2011, § 1]
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The following words and terms, shall have the meanings hereby respectively ascribed thereto, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
EXOTIC WILDLIFE
See definition of "exotic wildlife" in the Shrewsbury Township Zoning Ordinance [Chapter 27].
HOUSEHOLD PET
Any dog, cat, or other domestic animal normally and ordinarily kept in or permitted to be at large in the dwelling or property of its owner, includes small animals as defined below.
LIVESTOCK
See definition of "livestock" in the Shrewsbury Township Zoning Ordinance [Chapter 27].
PERSON
Any person, firm, partnership, association, company or corporation.
SMALL ANIMAL
Any domestic animal such as a rabbit, hare, guinea pig, rat, or chinchilla.
[Amended by Ord. 2015-04, 6/3/2015]
WILD ANIMALS
All animals, other than domestic livestock, household pets and exotic animals as herein defined.
WILDLIFE
Wild birds, native reptiles, wild mammals, regardless of classification, whether protected or unprotected, including any offspring thereof.
2. 
In this Section the singular shall include the plural, the plural shall include the singular and the masculine shall include the feminine.
[Ord. 2011-03, 4/6/2011, § 1]
1. 
It is prohibited to own or keep within the Township any exotic wildlife, wild animals or wildlife identified by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to be a threatened or endangered, species, unless authorized by the appropriate authorities.
2. 
The Shrewsbury Township Zoning Ordinance [Chapter 27] regulations for the keeping of exotic wildlife within the Township are hereby incorporated by reference and are also to be applied to the keeping of wild animals and wildlife within the Township.
3. 
No wild animals or wildlife shall be kept within Shrewsbury Township unless and until all necessary licenses and permits, to which they are subject to, shall be obtained from the Pennsylvania Game Commission or other relevant State department or agency.
[Ord. 2011-03, 4/6/2011, § 1]
1. 
The Shrewsbury Township Zoning Ordinance [Chapter 27] regulations for the keeping of livestock and agriculture are hereby incorporated by reference.
2. 
Livestock shall be confined in either a building or fenced area sufficient to prevent such animals from running at large and the enclosure shall be of a size and location which enables adequate sanitation practices and prevents surface and groundwater pollution.
[Ord. 2011-03, 4/6/2011, § 1]
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If any household pet is kept in an outside enclosure or is permitted outside the dwelling, the keeper of such pet shall collect the pet waste or droppings as frequently as necessary to prevent odors from leaving the property or to prevent the attraction of any vector vermin.
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Such pet waste shall be placed in a container or receptacle of such type that, when closed, it shall be rodent-proof and fly-tight, and after every such collection, shall be tightly closed. At least once a week, every such keeper shall cause all litter and droppings, so collected, to be disposed of in such a manner so as not to constitute a nuisance to neighboring properties of the public.
[Ord. 2011-03, 4/6/2011, § 1]
It shall be illegal within Shrewsbury Township for any person to own, possess, harbor or control any exotic wildlife, wild animal, wildlife, household pet or small animal which barks, bays, cries, squawks, or makes any other noise at any time of the day or night, either continuously or intermittently for an extended period of time, that annoys or disturbs a reasonable person of normal sensitivities; provided, however, that at the time the animal or bird is making such noise no person is trespassing or threatening to trespass upon private property in or upon which the animal or bird is situated, or for any other legitimate cause which teased or provoked the animal or bird.
[Ord. 2011-03, 4/6/2011, § 1]
A dog determined to be dangerous under the Pennsylvania Dog Law, 3 P.S. § 459-101 et seq., as amended, shall be restrained or otherwise kept in accordance with Article V-A of the Dog Law, 3 P.S. § 459-502A et seq.
[Ord. 2011-03, 4/6/2011, § 1]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a district justice in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fines and costs to a term of imprisonment as set forth in the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure. Each day that a violation of this Chapter continues or each Section of this Part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.