MILFORD, PA ― Pennsylvania regulation requires all dogs three months and older to be licensed by January 1 of every 12 months. The Dog Law Modernization Bill signed into regulation in October will revise license charges and add protections for dogs, customers, and communities.
Beginning February 1, canine license charges will enhance and the age to license can be lowered to eight weeks. Until then, the charges stay the identical as in 2023.
An annual canine license is $8.70, or $6.70 if the animal is spayed or neutered. Lifetime licenses are available for dogs with everlasting identification, like a microchip or tattoo.
Older adults and other people with disabilities could also be eligible for reductions. The canine license utility requires proprietor contact data and particulars concerning the canine, together with title, age, breed, and colour.
In Pike County, canine licenses could also be bought on the Pike County Treasurer’s Office, 506 Broad Street, Milford, PA, or at Dawn’s Title & Tag, 123 Village Center Drive, Lords Valley, PA.
Pike County Treasurer John Gilpin stated there are good causes to license your canine:
- A license is one of the simplest ways to get your canine again in the event that they get misplaced. A license helps animal management and shelters determine a canine and its rightful homeowners, and anybody can see the canine’s tag. Microchips are usually not all the time simple to search out.
- It’s the regulation. All dogs three months and older will need to have a present license.
- The cost of a license is way lower than the penalty for being caught with out one. Owners who fail to license their dogs can face a effective of as much as $300 for every unlicensed canine.
- License charges assist animal management and public security. The annual price to license a canine helps preserve shelters working and helps the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement’s important companies.
For extra data name the treasurer’s workplace at 570- 296-3441 or go to www.pikepa.org/treasurer.