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Q:  Who is the State Representative, and how can I contact him?

A:  The State Representative is Ron Miller, and his phone number at the District Office is (717) 428-9889. His phone number at the Harrisburg Office is (717)783-8389. Also, the State Representative's email address is rmiller@pahousegop.com, and his mailing address is        6872 Susquehanna Trail South, P.O. Box 277, Jacobus, PA 17407-0277.

Q:  Who is the State Senator, and how can I contact him?

A:  The State Senator is Mike Waugh, and his phone number at the District Office is (717) 846-2828. His phone number at the Harrisburg Office is (717) 787-3817. Also, the State Senator's email address is mwaugh@pasen.gov, and his mailing address is 218 N. George St., York, PA 17401.

Q:  Who can I contact if I have concerns about agricultural operations?

A:  Some useful contacts and telephone numbers for people with agricultural concerns are:

State Department of Agriculture 717-787-5085
York County Department of Ag 717-755-2966
US Department of Agriculture 717-783-5222
Penn State Cooperative Extension 717-394-6851
Senator Mike Waugh 717-846-2828
State Representative Ron Miller 877-207-2272

Q:  What is Pennsylvania's Dog Law?

A:

bulletAll dogs three months of age or older must be licensed.  Licenses are issued by the County Treasurer. 
bulletAll dogs must be under control and must not be allowed to run at large.  Dogs are personal property, and   owners are responsible for damages caused their dog.
bulletIt is illegal to mistreat or abuse any animal.  Violations should be reported to a local humane organization or the police.
bulletIt is illegal to abandon or attempt to abandon any dog.
bulletNo dog under seven weeks of age may be sold, traded, bartered or transferred.
bulletYou may not place any poison or harmful substance in any place where dogs may easily eat it, whether it is your own property or elsewhere.
bulletYou must have a current kennel license if you operate a facility that keeps, harbors, boards, shelters, sells, gives away or transfers a total of 26 or more dogs in any one calendar year.
bulletOwners of dogs and cats 3 months of age or older are required to have a current rabies vaccination. It is illegal to interfere with an officer or employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture engaged in enforcement of dog laws.

Q: Frequently Asked questions: Dog Law

A:

 
1   .Barking dogs; Number of dogs in households; Waste disposal on property; Leash law You need to check if there is an ordinance on the items above in your Township, Borough or Municipality.
 

2.   Deceased dog on Roads
Please contact PennDOT.
 

3.   Dog under Control
All dogs must be under control. This means that when your dog is not on your property, it must be under reasonable control of you or a handler. The best way to control your dog is with a leash. Remember, dogs are personal property. You are responsible for any damage caused by your dog.
 

 4.  Age of Dog
No dog under seven (7) weeks old may not be bartered, traded, sold or transferred.
 

5.   Number of dogs required for Kennel license
You must have a current kennel license if you operate a kennel that keeps, harbors, boards, shelters, sells, gives away or transfers a total of 26 or more dogs of any age in one calendar year.
 

6.   Rabies Certification
State licensed kennel owners may administer rabies vaccine to animals they own if they are certified as qualified to do so by the PA Department of Agriculture (A written request must be mailed in to the Harrisburg Office).  Until they are certified, kennel owners must have their animals inoculated by or under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian.
 

7.   Age dog is supposed to be licensed
All dogs three (3) months of age or older must be licensed.  Licenses are issued by the County Treasurer.
 

8.   Humane Issues/Cruelty to Animals
Contact your Humane Society or SPCA in your area for complaints.
 

9.   Puppy Lemon Law
In an effort to ensure that consumers buying a dog in Pennsylvania know their new pet has a clean bill of health, Pennsylvania's dog sellers and breeders must now post a visible notice that informs consumers of their rights under the state's Dog Purchaser Protection Act, also known as the "Puppy Lemon Law".  Sellers and breeders must also provide a written copy of the consumer's rights at the time of the sale. For more information on Pennsylvania's "Puppy Lemon Law" or to file a complaint, visit the Office of the Attorney General, Bureau of Consumer Protection web site at:
www.attorneygeneral.gov/pei/dog/index/claim

 
 

Q:  Where can I get a dog license?

A:  You can get a dog license at Hemler Animal Control Services. The number for Hemler Animal Control Services is 235-6213 or click on York County Dog License

Q:  If I find a lost dog with dog tags, how do I determine it's owner?

A:  If the dog has dog tags, call the York County Treasurer at 771-9603, and read the dog tag number to an employee.

Q: Where do I find Elections/Voter Registration Information?

A:  http://yorkcountypa.gov/voting-elections.html or call 717-771-9604.

Q: Who is the District Justice and where is the office located?

A: Magisterial District Judge Thomas Reilly, 4824 Walters Hatchery Road, Spring Grove, Pa 17362.  Phone number 717-225-3301, Fax number 717-225-3307.