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

By From the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

Monday, July 29, 2013

During the week of August 5, 2013, dog wardens will canvass homes in Berks County to ensure dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs.
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 from Berks County Treasurer Nelson Long by calling 610-478-6640, visiting or at the following locations:
Bernville – Reifsnyder’s Agriculture Center
Douglassville – Union Township Municipal Building
Fleetwood – FM Brown’s Inc.; Rockland Township Municipal Building; Kloee’s Cain-9 Kennels;
Hamburg – Mountain View Supply Inc.; Hamburg Borough; Pet Supplies Plus;
Kutztown – Silver Maple Veterinary Clinic
Leesport – Leesport Premium Feed and Pet Supply
Mohnton – Animal Rescue League
New Berlinville – Erb and Henry Equipment Inc.
Oley – Oley Valley Feed
Reading – FM Brown’s Inc.; Humane Society of Berks County;
Robesonia – Healthy Paws Inc.
Sinking Spring – VCA Sinking Spring Animal Hospital
Temple – Fehl’s Home and Garden
West Lawn – Tails a Waggin
More Information – Visit or call 717-787-3062.