Animal Control

License Your Dog in PA

All dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs. 

An annual license is $8.50 and a lifetime license is $51.50. If the animal is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.50 and lifetime is $31.50. Discounts are available to older adults and people with disabilities. The small license fee helps the millions of dogs in the state by funding the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement.

Dog licenses are available from the Allegheny County Treasurer's Office.

Lost Animals

The Police Department is equipped with a chip reader for identifying lost animals. Every attempt will be made to reunite lost animals with their owners. 

Sable Kennel

When an owner can not be identified for an animal found in the borough, the animal will be taken to Sable Kennel

Animal Cruelty

To report animal cruelty call the Human Society.

Feral Cats

A feral cat is an un-socialized cat. If you see a cat with a tipped ear, it is a feral that has been spayed or neutered and vaccinated against rabies. They are no danger to residents, but should not be approached, as they are essentially wild. For more information on feral cats, visit the Alley Cat Allies website.