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Dog License Deadline Ahead

Every dog needs a license.

Every dog needs a license.

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Dog owners in the township and elsewhere across Pennsylvania must apply for 2009 dog licenses before Jan. 1, a state Agriculture Department spokesman said Tuesday (Dec. 9, 2008).

State law requires that all dogs three months or older be licensed by Jan. 1 each year. An annual license is $8; a lifetime license, $51. For a spayed or neutered animal, the annual fee is $6; a lifetime license, $31. Discounts are available to senior citizens and people with disabilities. Failure to license a dog is a summary offense, which carries a maximum fine of $300 for each unlicensed dog.

A downloadable license application is available online from the department. More than 900,000 licenses were issued during 2008.

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