(a) No person shall keep or harbor any animal or fowl in the Municipality including that portion of the Municipality formerly known as Northampton Township:
(1) So as to create offensive odors or unsanitary conditions which are a menace to the health, comfort or safety of the public.
(2) Which, by frequent and habitual barking, howling, yelping or any other nuisance, creates unreasonably loud and disturbing noises of such a character, intensity and duration as to disturb the peace, quiet and good order of the Municipality.
(3) Which by its very presence and the nature of its temperament creates, or could so create, a menace to the health, comfort or safety of the public.
(b) This section shall not be construed so as to limit or restrict the animal type or number of animals otherwise permitted to be kept in the area of the City formerly known as Northampton Township nor shall the section be construed as to inhibit any lawful dog kennel operating in a reasonable manner.
(c) Whoever violates subsection (a)(3) hereof may be ordered to remove any such animal immediately from the corporate limits to a location where such animals are normally found.
(d) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(Ord. 175-1990. Passed 11-3-90.)
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