Today we received the below press release regarding the county’s dog wardens canvassing neighborhoods in Norristown next week looking for unlicensed dogs. State law requires dogs to be licensed and not doing so can result in a fine of up to $300.00 per dog. We wondered if Conshohocken was also going to be targeted and our source believes that the dog wardens do have Conshy on the list for targeting next week.
So read the press release and make sure you do not get hit with a $300.00 fine.
Montgomery County Treasurer, Jason E. Salus and Norristown Police Chief Mark Talbot today urge county residents to license their dogs. A dog license is the best way to ensure lost dogs get home quickly. Salus and Talbot want to inform residents that Dog Wardens will be conducting license and rabies compliance checks in the Norristown area next week. Teams of Dog Wardens will be canvasing Norristown neighborhoods looking to make sure dog owners have proper licenses and rabies vaccinations.
State law requires that all dogs three months and older be licensed by January 1 of each year. Owners who fail to license their dogs could face a fine of up to $300 for each unlicensed dog. An annual dog license is $8.45 or $6.45 if the animal is spayed or neutered. Lifetime licenses are available for dogs that have permanent identification like a microchip or tattoo. Older adults and persons with disabilities may be eligible for discounts.
The dog license application is simple and only requires owner contact information and details about the dog being licensed, like name, age, breed and color. The information is used by animal control and shelters to identify lost dogs to help get them home safely.
Treasurer Salus encourages all dog owners wishing to license their pets to use the Montgomery County Treasurer’s web page, to purchase licenses online.
Licenses may also be purchased by mail or directly from the Treasurer’s Office at One Montgomery Plaza, Suite 600, Norristown PA. Licensing fees support animal control through the department’s Dog Law Enforcement Office, which is responsible for ensuring the welfare of dogs, regulating dangerous dogs and overseeing annual licensing and rabies vaccinations.