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The Valley

March 27, 2013

Dog Wardens to Conduct License and Rabies Compliance Checks in Northumberland County

SHAMOKIN — During the week of April 8, dog wardens will canvass homes in Shamokin, visiting neighborhoods to ensure dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs.

All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. 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, 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.

Licenses may be purchased through the Northumberland County Treasurer by calling 988-4161 or visiting


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