By LISA GRAYBEAL
Staff Writer, Waynesboro
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Dog owners in Franklin County have one less excuse for not getting their canines licensed.
Starting this morning, Wal-Mart at 1730 Lincoln Way East, is opening a dog licensing office for Franklin County customers that will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Chambersburg Wal-Mart is the first one in the state to sell dog licenses, said Franklin County Treasurer Steve Minnich, whose office is responsible for issuing dog licenses.
"I'm excited about it," Minnich said. "This is a way we're going to get more people in," he said.
Wal-Mart staff will issue the licenses and then report to Minnich, who will take care of the paperwork, he said.
"It's really just an arm - a branch - of the treasurer's office," Minnich said.
If the program is successful in Franklin County, the retail giant may provide dog licensing services to customers in stores throughout the state, he said.