Dog license canvassing to begin in Franklin County

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

The Franklin County Treasurer has announced that the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement will be canvassing the Mercersburg area starting the week of April 25.

State law requires that all dogs three months or older 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.  Senior citizens and persons with disabilities may purchase a license for $4.45 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6.45 for others.  Rabies vaccinations are required for all dogs and any cat (that enters a human dwelling) over three months of age. The maximum fine per violation of the license and rabies law is $300 plus court costs.  

All dogs must be under control and are not permitted to run-at-large.

Complaints may be reported to Georgia Martin, State Dog Law Enforcement officer at 717-762-9794.

Doglicenses may be purchased at the following locations:

Greencastle:  Farmers Union Co-Op.

Chambersburg:  Franklin County Treasurer's office, Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, Franklin Hardware and Pet Center and Wal-Mart.

Fort Loudon:  Keystone Country Store.

Shippensburg:  Central Valley Veterinary Hospital.

Waynesboro:  Antietam Humane Society and Waynesboro TruValue.

Licenses can also be purchased on line