Bucks County Herald

Dog wardens will check Solebury homes next week

Solebury Township is putting residents and their dogs on alert that the county Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement will be out and about on April 25 checking up on Fido’s license and rabies vaccination status.

Wardens will go door-to-door for the Dog Licensing Canvas in randomly selected neighborhoods and speak to dog owners. Owners of non-licensed dogs can be fined a maximum of $300 per dog plus court costs.

Under Pennsylvania law, all dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year.

Licenses can by purchased from the Bucks County Treasurer Thomas Panzer (215-348-6244) at the Administration Building, 55 E.Court St., 5th Floor, in Doylestown.

They are also available at the Bucks County SPCA (215-794-7425) at 1665 Street Road, Lahaska; Quakertown Veterinary Clinic, 2250 North Old Bethlehem Pike, Quakertown; the SPCA Upper Bucks (267-347-4674) 60 Reservoir Road, Quakertown; and Upper Bucks Government Service Center (215-529-7250) 261 California Road, Quakertown.

An annual license costs $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50. If the dog is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50 and lifetime is $31.50. Discounts are available for older adults and people with disabilities.

Dog wardens will perform random checks to ensure rabies vaccinations are current.

Veterinarians can vaccinate dogs and provide a vaccination certificate.

Owners of non-vaccinated dogs and cats can be fined up to $300 plus court costs.

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