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Dog Wardens to Canvass 26 Counties for Current Dog Licenses, Rabies Vaccinations in April

Harrisburg, PA - In an effort to ensure that both pets and people are kept safe across Pennsylvania, his month state dog wardens will conduct dog license and rabies vaccination checks in 26 counties. This outreach program helps educate Pennsylvanians about the need to keep dog licenses and rabies vaccinations – for both cats and dogs – up to date.

Counties to be canvassed during April include Armstrong, Berks, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Carbon, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Franklin, Jefferson, Huntingdon, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mifflin, Perry, Potter, Somerset, Susquehanna, Westmoreland, and York. Canvassing will continue in additional counties throughout May and June.

April’s canvassing schedule is as follows:

April 2-6: Bradford, Clearfield, Cumberland, Jefferson, and Westmoreland counties

April 9-13: Berks, Centre, Clarion, Franklin, Luzerne, and Westmoreland counties

April 16-20: Carbon, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Huntingdon, Lycoming, Perry, Somerset, and York counties

April 23-27: Armstrong, Bucks, Butler, Lebanon, Mifflin, Potter, and Susquehanna counties

Pennsylvania law requires all dogs three months or older to 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 may be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs.

Dog licenses are available through county treasurers’ offices.

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

MEDIA CONTACT: Shannon Powers - 717.783.2628

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