Dog Wardens Conducting License, Rabies Compliance Checks

Dog Wardens Conducting License, Rabies Compliance Checks

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.
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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