Dog wardens to conduct license, rabies checks in Monroe Co. next week


Dog wardens will canvass homes in Monroe County next week to ensure all dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs.

The state Department of Agriculture reminds dog owners that a license is one of the best ways to ensure a lost dog is returned home safely.

Under Pennsylvania law, all dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. The fee is $6.50 for each spayed or neutered dog and $8.50 for other dogs. Older adults and persons with disabilities may purchase a license for $4.50 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6.50 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 Treasurer Claudette Segear at the Monroe County Treasurer’s office or by calling 570-517-3184.

For more information, visit or call 717-787-3062.

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