Dog Wardens Conducting License, Rabies Compliance Checks

- WHAG NEWS - Dog wardens are canvassing Franklin County homes throughout May to ensure all dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs, in a release sent from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. 

The law states all dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. Officials say 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, officials say 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. 

To purchase a license officials say residents must go through the Franklin County Treasurer David Secor at the Old Courthouse in Chambersburg by calling 717-261-3120 or through the following agents:

Chambersburg - Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 5051 Letterkenney Road West
Chambersburg - Franklin Pet & Hardware, 1975 Philadelphia Ave. 
Chambersburg - Walmart, 1730 Lincoln Way East
Ft. Loudon - Keystone County Store, 186 Path Valley Road
Greencastle - Farmers Union Co-Op Pet & Farm Supple, 30 East Walter Ave. 
Shippensburg - Central Valley Veterinary Hospital, 414 West King St. 
Waynesboro - Antietam humane Society, 8513 Lyons Road
Waynesboro - Waynesboro True Value, 134 West Third St. 

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