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Dog inspection planned in Franklin County

April 14, 2004

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement will perform a blanket dog inspection of the Doylesburg area of Franklin County the week of April 19, according to a news release.

State law requires that all dogs 3 months or older 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.

Senior citizens and persons with disabilities may purchase a license for $4.50 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6.50 for others.

Violators will be cited. The maximum fine is $300 per violation plus court costs, the news release said.

Rabies vaccinations are required for all dogs and any cat (that enters a human dwelling) over 3 months of age. The maximum fine per violation of the rabies law is $300.

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

Complaints may be reported to Georgia Martin, a state dog law enforcement officer, at 717-762-9794.

Dog licenses may be purchased at the county's two animal shelters, area veterinary clinics and other stores.

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