Dog wardens are canvassing homes in Dauphin Co. this week to ensure canine owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs.
Under Pennsylvania law, all dogs 3 months or older must be licensed by January 1 of each year. The fee is $6.50 for each spayed or neutered dog and $8.50 for other dogs. Older adults and persons with disabilities may purchase a license for $4.50 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6.50 for others.
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 can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs.
Licenses may be purchased through Dauphin County Treasurer Janis Creason, at the Dauphin County courthouse, by calling 717-780-6550, or from these issuing agents: