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Dog Wardens to Canvass Franklin County; All Dogs Must Have Current License, Rabies Vaccination

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Starting the week of May 27 and continuing into June, dog wardens will canvass homes in all areas of Franklin County to ensure dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs.


Wardens will also be watching for lost dogs and dogs not under control or on owners’ property. If dogs are not properly confined, the owner may be cited with a fine ranging from $100 up to $500 plus court costs.


It’s the Law – 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.


Purchase a License – Licenses may be purchased through the Franklin County treasurer at the Old Courthouse, 157 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, by visiting www.padoglicense.com, or at the following locations:


          Chambersburg – Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, Franklin Pet & Hardware, Wal-Mart

          Ft. Loudon – Keystone Country Store

          Greencastle – Farmers Union Co-Op Pet & Farm Supply

          Shippensburg – Central Valley Veterinary Hospital

          Waynesboro – Antietam Humane Society, Waynesboro True Value