MERCER, Pa. -- The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement will perform an inspection for dog licenses in Mercer County this week.
State law requires that all dogs three months or older be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. The license must be on the dog's collar. The fee is $6 for each spayed or neutered dog and $8 for male and female dogs.
Seniors and persons with disabilities may purchase a license for $4 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6 for male and female dogs. An additional fee is charged if purchased at one of the 15 dog license agents in the county. The maximum fine for violators is $300 per violation plus court costs.
Rabies vaccinations are required for all dogs over three months of age. The maximum fine per violations of the rabies law is $300. Complaints about dogs may be reported to George Gregg, state dog warden, at (724) 458-0237, or visit http://www.agriculture.state.pa.us.
For dog licensing agents in your neighborhood, call Virginia S. Richardson, Mercer County treasurer, at (724) 662-4440 or visit http://www.mcc.co.mercer.pa.us.