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Reminder regarding Borough Dog Ordinance

No person owning or having possession, care, custody or control of any dog within the Borough shall knowingly or unknowingly allow or permit any such dog to commit any nuisance and, more particularly and without limiting the generality thereof, allow any dog to excrete any feces upon any public property, including any sidewalk, street, road, lane or other public thoroughfare of the Borough, any public building or any public park or playground, or in or upon any private property without the permission of the owner of such property. Negligence of the owner or possessor of any such dog excreting feces upon any public property of the Borough or upon any private property within the Borough shall not constitute a defense to a violation of this section.

Any person owning, possessing or having the care, custody or control of a dog shall immediately remove all feces deposited by such dog and dispose of the same by any sanitary method. Disposal shall not be made on any public property of the Borough nor on any private property without the permission of the owner of such property. Disposal of any such feces in any public receptacle for trash or refuse upon the public property of the Borough is hereby expressly prohibited, unless such feces is enclosed in a sealed plastic bag. Further, any person owning, possessing or having the care, custody or control of any dog shall have a positive duty to take any reasonable and proper action to prevent any such dog from committing a nuisance in, on or upon any public property of the Borough or upon any private property without the permission of the owner of such property. Failure to do so shall constitute a violation of this section.

If the owner, possessor or person having the care, custody or control of any dog, which dog excretes feces on public property of the Borough or on any private property without permission of the owner, immediately removes and disposes of all feces so deposited by such dog in accordance with the above paragraph, such owner, possessor or person shall have an absolute defense to any violation charged under this paragraph.