Dog wardens to canvas York County next month

State dog wardens will be canvassing York County next month to ensure dogs are licensed and vaccinated, according to a release from the state Department of Agriculture.

The release states that the York County sweep will take place between May 28 and May 31. 

Those who do not have the proper licensing and vaccinations could see a fine of up to $300, according to the release.

SSD Philly, who will be 2 in May, front left, is secured by Theresa Adomis, back, while she has her nails trimmed by Heather Zorbaugh, during the first annual K9 Veterans Day Celebration at Leader Heights Animal Hospital in York Township, Saturday, March 10, 2018. Philly, trained by Susquehanna Service Dogs, works at the York County Judicial Center with her owner, Judge Andrea Marceca Strong, in children's dependency court. Dawn J. Sagert photo

Under state law, all dogs older than 3 months need to be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year, the department said. It is $6.50 to license a spayed or neutered dog and $8.50 for other dogs. 

Older adults and those with disabilities may purchase the licenses for $4.50 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6.50 for others, the release states.

All dogs and nonferal cats older than 3 months must have a rabies vaccination as well, the department said.

Dog wardens will request proof of licensing and vaccination and will leave a notice if no one answers the door, according to the release.

Those looking to purchase licenses may do so between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the York County Treasurer's Office, 28 E. Market St., the treasurer's office said in a news release. The licenses may also be purchased by mail or online at doglicenses.us/PA/York