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Wardens to check dogs for licenses, vaccinations

Posted 4/24/19

State dog wardens will canvass Dauphin County in May as part of a statewide program to conduct dog license and rabies vaccination checks, the Department of Agriculture announced Friday.

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Wardens to check dogs for licenses, vaccinations

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State dog wardens will canvass Dauphin County in May as part of a statewide program to conduct dog license and rabies vaccination checks, the Department of Agriculture announced Friday.

Wardens will request proof of licensure and proof of rabies vaccination. They will leave written notice for someone who is not home or who does not answer the door.

Dog wardens will not enter a home or building without the owner’s permission.

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.

Pennsylvania law requires all dogs 3 months and older be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. The fee is $6.50 for each spayed or neutered dog and $8.50 for other dogs.

Older adults and people with disabilities may purchase a license for $4.50 for spayed or neutered dogs, and $6.50 for others. Dog licenses are available through county treasurers’ offices.

All dogs and non-feral cats three months of age and older must also 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.

For more information, visit www.licenseyourdogpa.com, or call 717-787-3062.