Dog wardens will be canvassing several counties across the state to make sure dog licenses and rabies vaccinations are up to date.
May’s canvassing schedule is as follows:
May 1-4: Adams, Butler, Clinton, Fulton, Lehigh, McKean, Montour, Northampton, and Washington counties
May 7-11: Bedford, Blair, Chester, Lawrence, Tioga, Warren, Washington, and Wayne counties
May 14-18: Allegheny, Cameron, Cumberland, Franklin, Indiana, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, and Snyder counties
May 21-25: Allegheny, Centre, Lebanon, Mercer, Monroe, Montgomery, and Union counties
May 28-31: Clearfield, Fayette, Forest, Schuylkill, Wyoming, and York counties
Pennsylvania law requires all dogs three months or older to be licensed by January 1 of each year.
Additionally, all dogs and non-feral cats three months of age and older must be vaccinated against rabies. Booster vaccinations must be administered periodically to maintain lifelong immunity.
Violators may be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs.
Dog wardens drive vehicles and wear uniforms labeled with “Pennsylvania Dog Law Enforcement Warden” in a keystone with a state seal. They wear a badge and state identification.
Wardens will request proof of licensure and proof of rabies vaccination. They will leave written notice for someone who is not home, or does not answer the door. The wardens will not enter a home or building without the owner’s permission.
For more information, visit www.licenseyourdogPA.com, or call 717-787-3062.