Township of Manor, PA
Lancaster County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Manor Township as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Noise — See Ch. 299.
[Adopted 1-4-1960 by Ord. No. 14 (Ch. 2, Part 1, of the 1985 Code of Ordinances)]
From and after the passage and adoption of this article, it shall be unlawful for the owner, custodian or keeper of any dog to permit the dog to run at large unattended upon any of the streets, alleys or public grounds in Manor Township, or upon the property of anyone other than the owner, custodian or keeper of such dog, unless accompanied by and under the immediate control of such owner, custodian or keeper.
It shall be the duty of the owner, custodian or keeper of any dog, and the duty of the parent or guardian of any minor owner of any dog, to keep the dog securely tied or penned in an enclosure in such a manner that the dog cannot break loose and run at large over the streets, alleys and property in the Manor Township, or upon the property of anyone other than the owner, custodian or keeper of such dog.
It shall be the duty of the owner, custodian, keeper or attendant of any dog while traveling on the streets, alleys or public grounds in Manor Township to have the dog under sufficient control so as to prevent the dog from entering upon the property of any person or persons in Manor Township without the owner's consent.
[Amended 2-19-1985 by Ord. No. 1-85]
Any peace officer is hereby authorized to seize and impound any dog found running at large unattended in Manor Township at a boarding kennel to be designated by the Supervisors of Manor Township. Notice of such seizure shall be sent to the owner of such dog in the manner prescribed by the 1982 Dog Law[1] and such dog may be redeemed by the owner thereof within five days from the return receipt of such notice. If the dog has not been claimed within the five-day period, the peace officer may dispose of such dog by sale, or by destruction in some humane manner, but no dog so caught and detained shall be sold for the purpose of vivisection.
Editor's Note: See 3 P.S. § 459-101 et seq.
[Added 2-19-1985 by Ord. No. 1-85]
Unlicensed dogs will be kept in the designated boarding kennel and, if not claimed in 48 hours, shall be disposed of in accordance with the 1982 Dog Law.
[Amended 2-19-1985 by Ord. No. 1-85; 9-6-1988 by Ord. No. 5-88[1]]
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a Magisterial District Judge under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense. Provided, such fine and costs to be in addition to any other expenses for kennel charges.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).