Dog wardens to canvass Sullivan County

During the week of Sept. 16, dog wardens will canvass homes in LaPorte, Sullivan County and surrounding areas to ensure dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs.

It's the Law - All dogs three months or older must 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. Older adults and persons with disabilities may purchase a license for $4.45 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6.45 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 Sullivan County Treasurer Kathy Robbins at the office in Laporte or by calling (570) 946-7331.

For more information visit www.licenseyourdogPA.com or call (717) 787-3062.

Submitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.