The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

The Valley

April 14, 2014

Northumberland County Dog Owners Urged to Purchase 2014 Dog Licenses

— HARRISBURG — Northumberland County Treasurer Kevin Gilroy reminded all dog owners to purchase a 2014 dog license as required by Pennsylvania law.

State law requires that all dogs three months or older be licensed each year. Failure to license a dog is a summary offense and could result in a maximum fine of $300 for each unlicensed dog.

“Licensing helps protect man’s best friend,” said Kevin. “If your dog gets lost, a current license is the fastest way for it to be reunited with you.”

An annual license is $8.45 and a lifetime license is $51.45. If the animal is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.45 and lifetime is $31.45. Older adults and persons with disabilities may purchase a license for $4.45 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6.45 for others and lifetime $31.45 or $21.45 for spayed or neutered.

Licensing fees support the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Dog Law Enforcement Office, which ensures the welfare of breeding dogs and puppies in commercial breeding kennels, regulates dogs classified as dangerous, and oversees annual licensure and rabies vaccinations for dogs.

Licenses may be purchased through the Treasurers Office by calling (570) 988-4161 or visiting, or at 399 S. Fifth St., Sunbury.

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