Dog License Canvas in Venango County

Deborah H. Sharpe, Venango County Treasurer, has issued a news release from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement.

Dog Law Enforcement will be canvassing Venango County during the last two weeks of May 2016 as part of its efforts to ensure Pennsylvania’s dogs are licensed, vaccinated, and safe.

For instance, if a dog gets lost, having a current license is the fastest way for it to be returned with its owner. Dogs that lack a current license could be transferred to shelters far from their homes and adopted by other families if the original owner cannot be identified.

State Law requires that all dogs three months of age or older be licensed. The license should be on the dog’s collar. The license fee is $6.50 for spayed or neutered dogs and $8.50 if not. Senior citizens and persons with disabilities may purchase a license for $4.50 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6.50 if not.

Additionally, 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 licensing requirement and rabies law is $300.00. Court costs may also be assessed.

All dogs must be under control and are not permitted to run at large. Complaints may be reported to Kane Kuzior, State Dog Warden at 814-386-4670, please leave a message on his machine.

If you have any questions, please call 814-432-9521.