The Venango County Treasurer’s office has announced that dog law enforcement personnel from the state’s Department of Agriculture will be canvassing the county during the first two weeks in June.
The dog agents will be attempting to ensure that dogs are licensed, vaccinated and safe.
Pennsylvania law requires that all dogs three months of age and older be licensed, and the licenses should be attached to the dog’s collars. Rabies vaccinations are required for all dogs over three months of age, as well as for any cat of the same age which spends time inside a home.
Violations of the state’s licensing requirement and rabies vaccination law can be met with fines of up to $300, plus court costs.
Laws also state that dogs must be under control, and are not permitted to run at large.