2011-04-14 / Local & State

Bureau Of Dog Law Officials To Canvass Fulton County

Licenses, vaccinations help keep pets safe, healthy

The Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement will canvass Fulton County from April 18-22, as part of its efforts to ensure Pennsylvania’s dogs are licensed, vaccinated and safe.

State law requires all dogs three months of age and older be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. The fee is $6.45 for each spayed or neutered dog and $8.45 for other dogs. Senior citizens and persons with disabilities may purchase a license for $4.45 for spayed and neutered dogs and $6.45 other dogs.

Additionally, rabies vaccinations are required for all dogs and any cat (that enters a human dwelling) over three months of age.

The maximum fine per violation of the licensing requirement and rabies law is $300. Court costs may also be assessed.

Dog licenses are available through Fulton County Treasurer Monica K. Seville, 201 North Second Street, McConnellsburg, PA 17233. Phone 717-485-4454, and the district courts in Hustontown and Needmore.

According to officials with the bureau, ensuring your dog is licensed with up-to-date vaccinations is the surest way to keep your pet safe and healthy.

All dogs must be under control and are not permitted to run at-large. Complaints may be made to State Dog Law Enforcement Officer Tracy Miller 717-987-3370.

For more information, please contact the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement at 717-787-3062 or visit www.agriculture.state.pa.us, click “Bureaus, Commissions & Councils” then “Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement.”

To report unlicensed dog kennels or unsatisfactory kennel conditions call the confidential tollfree tip line: 1-877-DOG-TIP1 (1- 877-364-8471).

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