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March 20, 2014

State sponsoring dog license poster contest

NEW CASTLE — The state Department of Agriculture is inviting  students to enter a poster contest about the importance of dog licensing.

The contest is open to all Pennsylvania students of grades 1 through 6, enrolled in public, private or home schooled children. The entry deadline is April 30.

 Students involved with sponsoring 4-H clubs or scouting organizations may also participate.

 The posters must reflect the theme “License your dog. It’s his ticket home,” and include the website www.licenseyourdogPA.com.

Judging will be based on effective communication of the theme and importance of the dog license law and creativity.

The grand prize winner will receive $20 in cash and a visit  from the Secretary of Agriculture and a dog warden during an official poster unveiling at his or her school.

Grand prize artwork will be used on promotional displays and websites and will be the cover page of the 2015 Dog Law Enforcement Office coloring book.

Winners of each age division — first and second grades, third and fourth grades and fifth and sixth grades —  will receive cash prizes of $15 each and their artwork will appear in the office’s coloring book.

Complete contest details may be found at  www.licenseyourdogPA.com by clicking on  “2014 Poster Contest,” or by calling the dog law enforcement office at (717) 787-3062.

State agriculture secretary George Greig reminds Pennsylvanians to purchase dog licenses in recognition of March being dog license awareness month.

State law requires all dogs 3 months and older to be licensed each year. Owners who fail to license dogs could face fines of up to $300 for each unlicensed dog.

An annual dog license costs $8.45 and a lifetime license is $51.45. If the animal is spayed or neutered, the annual fee is $6.45 and lifetime is $31.45. Discounts are available to older adults and people with disabilities.

Licenses can be purchased locally from the Lawrence County  treasurer’s office or online.

Licensing fees support the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Dog Law Enforcement Office, which is responsible for ensuring the welfare of dogs, regulating dangerous dogs and overseeing annual licensing and rabies vaccinations.

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