First Posted: 5/29/2013
State Rep. Phyllis Mundy will hold her second annual legislative “Cause for the Paws” in conjunction with the SPCA from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 at Dailey Park in West Wyoming.
“The second Cause for the Paws is shaping up to be bigger and better with numerous animal advocacy groups scheduled to attend,” said Mundy, D-Kingston. “Once again, we’ll raise awareness about the importance of licensing, vaccinating and spaying and neutering dogs and do it in a setting where people can bring the whole family, including their dog.”
Licenses, which range in cost from $6.45 to $8.45 depending on whether the dog is spayed or neutered, will be available through the Luzerne County Treasurer’s Office at the event. Reduced rates licenses of $4.45 to $6.45 for dogs owned by senior citizens and the disabled also will be available.
State law requires that all dogs three months or older be licensed by Jan. 1 each year. However, it has been estimated that only about 15 percent of Pennsylvania dog owners license their dogs. Failure to do so can result in a fine of up to $300.
Dog license revenue funds kennel inspections, compensates shelters for taking in certain dogs and provides grants to animal shelters to help fund their operations.
VeterinarianMark Stair is scheduled to attend to administer vaccinations and micro-chips for dogs. Fees for those services will be determined later.
Numerous animal advocacy groups are scheduled to attend, including Modified K9 Pit Bull Rescue, 4 Paws Spay and Neutering, the Eastern Pennsylvania Animal Alliance, Therapy Dog International Chapter 254 and the Dog Scouts of America.
essica Cobb, will taking photographs of pets with their owners and donate all proceeds to the SPCA. There also will be face painting for children, food vendors and vendors selling homemade dog treats.