Please Pick Up After Your Dog!

It’s that time of year when many people take walks with their pets.  This is a reminder that Sadsbury Township adopted Ordinance #200-2012 Dog Ordinance.  Section VI of the Dog Ordinance addresses dog waste and requires pet owners to clean up after their dog.

Section VI: DOG WASTE:  “The owner or keeper of any dog shall use reasonable care to avoid the deposit of excreta by his dog upon any property other than his own. The owner or keeper of any dog which deposits excreta upon any property not owned by the dog’s owner (including, but not limited to, public right-of-ways, recreation areas and private property) shall immediately collect and remove all such excreta.  Failure of any owner or keeper to collect and remove all excreta deposited by his dog upon the property of another within one (1) hour after receipt of notice of such deposit shall constitute a violation of this ordinance and punishable in accordance with the provisions of Section X of this ordinance.”

Penalties for violation of the ordinance are addressed in Section X:

SECTION X: PENALTIES:  “Any person who shall violate any provision of this Ordinance hereby constitutes a summary offense and shall upon conviction be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00), nor more than Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00), plus costs. Any person who violates any provision of this Ordinance shall, upon conviction of a second or subsequent offense, be sentenced to pay a fine of Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00), plus costs.  In default of payment of said fines and costs, persons shall be subject to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days.”

Click on attachment to read the full ordinance, Ordinance #200-2012 Sadsbury Twp. Dog Ordinance.

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