[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Oakmont as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Dogs Running at Large
[Adopted 7-13-1987 by Ord. No. 013-87]
As used in this article, the following terms have the meanings indicated unless a different meaning clearly appears within the context:
- Any person having a right of property in any dog or having any custody of any such animal, or any person who harbors or permits such animal to remain in or on his or her property.
- RUNNING AT LARGE
- Being upon any public highway, street, alley, park or any other public land, or upon property of another person other than the owner, and not being accompanied by or under the control of said owner or any other person having custody of said dog.
It shall be unlawful for the owner of any dog or dogs to permit such dog or dogs to run at large in the Borough of Oakmont.
Any police officer or warden may seize any dog found at large in the Borough of Oakmont.
Owners of licensed dogs are to be notified by registered or certified mail, with return receipt, that the dog is impounded and will be disposed of in five days if not claimed. Five days after the return receipt has been received, if the dog has not been claimed, the dog may be sold or destroyed in accordance with the 1982 Dog Law.
Unlicensed dogs that are seized are to be held in such kennel for 48 hours and, if not claimed, may be destroyed in accordance with the 1982 Dog Law.
No person having possession, custody or control of any dog or dogs shall knowingly or negligently permit any dog to commit any nuisance, i.e., defecation or urination, upon any gutter, street, driveway, alley, curb or sidewalk in the Borough of Oakmont, or upon the floors or stairways of any building or place frequented by the public or used in common by the tenants, or upon the outside walls, walkways, driveways, alleys, curbs or stairways of any building abutting on a public street or park, or upon the grounds of any public park or public area, or upon any private property other than the property of the owner of such dog or dogs.
Any owner or person having possession, custody or control of any dog or dogs, or other animal, which commits a nuisance, i.e., defecation or urination in any area other than the private property of the owner of such dog or dogs as prohibited in § 63-6 shall be immediately required to remove any feces from such surface area:
The first two times a dog is seized, his owner shall pay a fine of $15 to the Borough of Oakmont, as well as reasonable fees for keeping the animal in a kennel. Any person allowing an animal to run at large a third time in violation of this article or any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any of the other provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and/or to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days.