Whitehall, PA asked in Animal / Dog Law for Pennsylvania

Q: What can I do about my neighbor letting their dog poop all over the neighbor and not cleaning it up?

For 4 months my next door neighbor has been letting their dog poop all over the neighborhood, my yard, neighbors yards and the street. I’ve seen this happen several times and have cleaned up about 50-60 piles in the last 4 month in my yard and the street in front of my driveway and mailbox. What can be done? And what are the penalties?

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: As they are a neighbor, you need to have some tact but certainly it's obnoxious, and if speaking with them does no good you can talk to your town or borough code enforcement officer.

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