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Dogs and cats 3 months of age or older are required to have a current rabies vaccination. It is illegal to interfere with an officer or employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture engaged in enforcement of dog laws. The Dog Law Enforcement Office is charged with the following responsibilities: Enforcing licensing and control of dogs

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State Dog Law (Act 225). Summary violations of the dog law cost up to a maximum of $300 plus court costs. Misdemeanor violations of the dog law cost up to $2,000 plus court costs. About Dogs Owning a dog is one of the great American pastimes and privileges. Dogs fill the role of a companion, guide, hunter, guardian, herdsman and entertainer. But

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Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement. The Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement is charged with protecting Pennsylvania’s puppies and dogs, protecting consumers, and protecting our communities from dangerous and stray animals. The bureau does this by ensuring the welfare of breeding dogs and puppies in kennels. They also regulate activities pertaining to

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Summary: These statutes represent Pennsylvania's Dog Law, and contain provisions related to licensing, rabies quarantines, kennels, and the dangerous dog chapter. The significant features of the law include a statewide control requirement for dogs (Section 305) and provisions for "dangerous dogs" (Section 501 et. seq.).

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Section 201. Applications for dog licenses; fees; penalties. (a) General rule.--Except as provided in subsection (b), on or before January 1 of each year, the owner of any dog, three months of age or older, except as hereinafter provided, shall apply to the county treasurer of his respective county or an agent under section 200(a), on a form prescribed by the department, for the …

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Dog Law Inspections . A total of 5,214 kennel inspections were completed in 2017(Appendix F). All kennels were inspected at least two times as required by the Pennsylvania Dog Law. More inspections occurred in 2017due to a greater volume of licensed kennels as compared to calendar year 2016. Enforcement Activities

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Responsibilities of dog owner: (1) Register the animal with the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement and reregister the dog annually by January 1st of each year regardless of when the dog was initially registered. (2) Registration fee is $500 per calendar year for the life of the dog. (3) Confine the dog in a proper enclosure.

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The Philadelphia law includes outdoor sales restrictions similar to this bill, and the Pittsburgh law includes advertising language similar to this bill. More than 250 localities in the U.S., as well as the state of California, have passed similar laws. Federal and state laws do not adequately protect animals or consumers.

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Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General Public Protection Division Bureau of Consumer Protection Toll Free Helpline: 1-800-441-2555 CONSUMER RESPONSIBILITIES Buyers must take newly purchased dogs to a state licensed veterinarian within 10 days of purchase to protect their rights under the Dog Purchaser Protection Act. If the dog dies or is

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It shall be unlawful for any person, except the owner or his authorized agent, or a State dog warden, to remove any license tag from a dog's collar or harness or to remove any collar or harness with a license tag attached thereto from any dog, except as provided in [the act of June 3, 1937 (P.L.1225, No.316), known as "The Game Law,"] 34 Pa.C.S

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Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed legislation empowering law enforcement to take action to prevent the needless suffering of dogs and cats left unattended in cars. House Bill 1216, the Motor Vehicle Extreme Heat Protection Act, is the second major piece of legislation signed by the governor that increases protections for animals throughout the …

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The fee for such license shall be $300, plus appropriate kennel license fees required under section 206. [FN1] All fees collected under this section shall be remitted to the State Treasury for credit to the Dog Law Restricted Account. All licenses under this section shall expire upon December 31 of the year for which the license was issued.

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Act 10, which strengthens Pennsylvania’s animal cruelty laws, states that a dog cannot be tethered for longer than 30 minutes in temperatures above 90 or below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Additionally, animals must be provided sanitary shelter that allows the animal to maintain normal body temperature and keeps the animal dry all year.

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While dogs can be great companions, it is important to be aware of state and local ordinances regarding dog ownership, and the preventative measures that can be taken to avoid dog bites. Pennsylvania has leash laws that dog owners must follow. Dog owners must keep their dogs under control at all times, to prevent dogs from running at large.

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75 Pa.C.S.A. § 3549. Licensing Law. License fee waiver only applies to service dogs used for aid or any municipal or State Police department or agency using a dog in the performance of the functions or duties of such department or agency. 3 P.S. § 459-217

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Pennsylvania law makes it a summary offense for a public accommodation's owner, manager, or employee to deny access to the accommodation or its benefits to any person who uses a "guide, signal or service dog or other aid animal that has been certified by a recognized authority to assist a person because of the physical disability, blindness, or

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According to the press release, the Dog Law Enforcement Office is focused on “protecting the well-being of dogs and puppies across the state.” “Pennsylvania has one of the toughest dog laws with the most aggressive protections for adult dogs and puppies in the nation,” said Michael Pechart, acting director of the office.

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What are the dog laws in the state of pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania law requires that a dog must always be confined within the premises of the owner, firmly secured by a collar and chain (leash), or must always be under the reasonable control of some person.

What is the pa leash law?

Therefore, it is important to understand PA Leash Law, that you are responsible for your dog along with any personal injury or property damage caused by your dog. Most dog bites and attacks happen because a dog is running loose or not properly contained. Pennsylvania does not have specific rules regarding keeping your dog on a leash.

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(2) For all other male and female dogs, the license fee shall be $7. (3) For Pennsylvania residents 65 years of age or older and persons with disabilities:

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Pennsylvania state law and federal law protect your right to have service dogs in public places and housing. Under Pennsylvania law and the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), people with disabilities may bring their service animals to all public accommodations, including stores, restaurants, bars, hotels, museums, and more.

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