Mifflin County dog licenses are overdue

A reminder for local owners

LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County Treasurer Deb Civitts is reminding dog owners that 2019 dog licenses are overdue.

State law requires that all dogs ages three months and older have a current license each year by Jan. 1.

Licenses are available at: The Mifflin County Treasurer’s Office in the Mifflin County Courthouse, Lewistown; River Valley Hardware, McVeytown; The Point Store, McClure; Brindle’s Hardware, Reedsville; Fisher Thompson, Belleville, and The Riverfront Store, Newton Hamilton.

Yearly dog licenses may also be purchased online at www.co.mifflin.pa.us. Click on the link for the treasurer’s office and follow the prompts.

“Licensing helps protect man’s best friend,” Civitts said in a press release. “If your dog gets lost, a current license is the fastest way for you and your pet to be reunited.”

Licenses cost $8.50 a year. If a dog is spayed or neutered, the cost is $6.50. A lifetime dog license is $51.50 or $31.50 if the dog is spayed or a neutered. Discounts are available for senior citizens and people with disabilities.

According to the dog law, failure to properly license a dog can result in a summary offense with penalties ranging up to $300 per dog, plus court costs.

Licensing fees support the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, which ensures the welfare of breeding dogs and puppies in commercial breeding kennels, regulates dogs classified as dangerous, picks up and transports stray dogs and oversees annual licensure and rabies vaccinations for dogs.

For more information, call the Mifflin County Treasurer’s Office at (717) 248-8439 or visit www.licenseyourdog.pa.com.