Officials in Mercer County want to make sure you have your pet registered.
Dog wardens will be canvassing homes and checking to make sure all dogs are licensed.
The checks will be conducted once a week beginning April 10.
All dogs three months or older must be licensed by January 1 of each year and are only licensed for the calendar year, not from the time of purchase.
The fee for a dog license is $6.50 for each spayed or neutered dog and $8.50 for other dogs. Older adults and those with disabilities can buy a license for $4.50 for spayed and neutered dogs and $6.50 for others.
Also, all dogs and cats must be vaccinated against rabies.
Violaters will be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation.
Licenses can be purchased online or by mail to Amber White, Mercer County Treasurer, 104 Courthouse, Mercer, Pa. 16137. They can also be purchased at the following locations:
Bill’s Field & Stream Country Crossing Gifts & Collectables
242 B Birchwood Dr. 1809 Perry Hwy.
Transfer, PA 16154 Volant, PA 16156
Griffin Arms LLC Grove City Agway & Pets
4581 Greenville Sandy Lake Rd. 111 Breckenridge St.
Stoneboro, PA 16153 Grove City, PA 16137
Hermitage Agway Hillcrest Flynn Pet Funeral Home
4065 East State St. 2619 East State St.
Hermitage, PA 16148 Hermitage, PA 16148
Lisa’s General Store Sereday’s True Value
100 Hadley Rd. 63 Garfield St.
Greenville, PA 16125 West Middlesex, PA 16159
Shenango Valley Animal Shelter Strayhaven Animal Shelter
2599 Broadway Ave. 94 Donation Rd.
Hermitage, PA 16148 Clarks Mills, PA 16114
Wagler’s Camp Perry Wilmington Township
2554 A Perry Hwy. 35 Auction Rd.
Clarks Mills, PA 16114 New Wilmington, PA 16142
For more information call (717) 787-3062.