Full Ordinance Name:  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Code of Ordinances. HOME RULE CHARTER of the CITY OF PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA . TITLE SIX: - CONDUCT . ARTICLE III: DOGS, CATS AND OTHER ANIMALS. CHAPTER 635: OTHER ANIMALS AND FOWL .

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Primary Citation:  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Code of Ordinances, Article 3: Dogs, Cats, and Other Animals, Secs. 635.03 - 635.08 Date Adopted:  1992 Jurisdiction Level:  Pennsylvania Last Checked:  August, 2013
Summary:

These Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ordinances prohibit any person from riding or driving any animal-drawn conveyance on any street or sidewalk within the city except by permit or by authorization from the Director of the Department of Public Works. Whoever violates this provision will be fined $100 for the first offense and $300 for any subsequent offenses. Additionally, these ordinances provide provisions related to rodeos and whoever violates these provisions will be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000, imprisonment of up to 30 days, or both.

§ 635.01 DEFINITIONS.

§ 635.03 RIDING OR DRIVING PROHIBITED; EXCEPTION.

§ 635.04 USE OF PAINFUL TECHNIQUES AND DEVICES PROHIBITED AT RODEOS.

§ 635.05 NOTIFICATION OF RODEO REQUIRED.

§ 635.06 HUMANE AGENT ACCESS TO RODEOS.

§ 635.07 PRESENCE OF VETERINARIAN REQUIRED AT RODEOS.

§ 635.08 VIOLATION AND PENALTY.

§ 635.01 DEFINITIONS.

(a) Humane Agency means a duly incorporated animal protection or animal welfare organization authorized to enforce Section 5511 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code.

(b) Humane agent means a representative of a duly incorporated animal protection or animal welfare organization authorized to enforce Section 5511 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code.

(Ord. 29-1992, eff. 7-16-92)

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§ 635.03 RIDING OR DRIVING PROHIBITED; EXCEPTION.

No person shall ride or drive any animal drawn conveyance on any street or sidewalk within the city, except such as the Superintendent of Police may permit in a parade or other special event, or except that the Director of the Department of Public Works may authorize horse drawn carriages on designated streets in the Central Business District at designated times.

(Ord. 29-1992, eff. 7-16-92)

§ 635.04 USE OF PAINFUL TECHNIQUES AND DEVICES PROHIBITED AT RODEOS.

No rodeo or rodeo related event shall be permitted in which animals are induced or encouraged to perform through the use of any practice or technique, or any chemical, mechanical, electrical or manual device that will cause, or is likely to cause physical injury, torment or suffering. The following devices are specifically prohibited at all events: electric prods or shocking devices, flank or bucking straps, wire tie-downs, and sharpened or fixed spurs or rowels.

(Ord. 29-1992, eff. 7-16-92)

§ 635.05 NOTIFICATION OF RODEO REQUIRED.

An appropriate humane agency shall be notified by the promoter and/or sponsors of any rodeo event not less than fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the rodeo event taking place.

(Ord. 29-1992, eff. 7-16-92)

§ 635.06 HUMANE AGENT ACCESS TO RODEOS.

Humane agents shall be provided access to the areas where animals have been present, will be present or are then present. Specifically included are the holding pens, chutes and injury pens. Humane agents shall be accompanied by a representative of the rodeo or rodeo related activity.

(Ord. 29-1992, eff. 7-16-92)

§ 635.07 PRESENCE OF VETERINARIAN REQUIRED AT RODEOS.

The presence of a licensed veterinarian specializing in either equine or bovine veterinary medicine, shall be required during the entirety of all rodeos and rodeo related activities. The veterinarian shall have access to the complete site where animals have been present, will be present or are then present. The veterinarian shall have complete and unilateral authority over the treatment and utilization of rodeo animals and/or livestock. In the event it is the decision of the veterinarian that an animal is unable to be utilized, that decision shall be communicated to the stock contractor for compliance.

(Ord. 29-1992, eff. 7-16-92)

§ 635.08 VIOLATION AND PENALTY.

(a) Unless otherwise provided, whoever violates §§ 635.02 or 635.03 of this Chapter shall be fined one hundred dollars ($100.00) plus costs if it is a first offense. The penalty shall be three hundred dollars ($300.00) plus costs for subsequent offenses.

(b) Every separate act committed in violation of any other provision of this Chapter shall constitute a separate and distinct offense and shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) and/or a term of imprisonment not to exceed thirty (30) days.

(Ord. 29-1992, eff. 7-16-92)

 

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