PA Governor pushes for dog licensing

By WBNG News

March 12, 2014 Updated Mar 12, 2014 at 6:31 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is urging dog owners to make sure domestic animals are licensed in the state of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania State law requires all dogs older than three months to be licensed.

Those who don't could be fined up to $300. There's also an annual fee for dog licenses. It's a charge of $8.95. The charge may be lowered to $6.95 if the dog is spayed or neutered.

People can also buy lifetime licenses for dogs that have a tattoo or microchip.

The licenses are the main revenue for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Dog Law Enforcement office. That office is responsible for keeping dogs safe.

Last year, State Dog Warden officers issued more than 3,100 citations and 56 misdemeanor violations of the Pennsylvania Dog Law.

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