Animal Control

CLICK HERE to view the Lost / Stray Dog page.

The animal control officer for Concord Township handles stray dogs, sick or injured wildlife, as well as the enforcement of the Pennsylvania Dog Laws.

Rodent and insect control is not handled by the animal control officer; please contact a pest control service.

To reach the Animal Control Officer during normal business hours, please contact the Concord Township Municipal Office:

Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

After hours call the State Police at 484-840-1000; in an emergency call 911.

Notice: Concord Township has experienced a recent increase in the amount of stray dogs dropped off in our township, particularly in the vicinity of Route 322/Mattson/Featherbed and Ivy Mills Road. Residents are asked to be on the alert and are encouraged to report any information/pictures regarding make of vehicle/license plate number.

Delco Return a Lost Dog

A current license will automatically list a dog in Delaware County's
"Return a Lost Dog" database, available on their website.

People who find a dog can visit the website and enter the dog’s license type and number.
The owner's phone number will be provided.

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 your local county treasurer and other licensing agents.

Reasons for dog licensing:

  • It’s the law. All dogs three months and older must have a current license.
  • If your dog gets lost, a license is the best way to get him back. A license helps animal control and shelters identify your dog and get him back home safely.
  • The cost of a license is less than the penalty for being caught without one. Owners who fail to license their dogs could face a fine of up to $300 for each unlicensed dog.
  • License fees support animal control. The annual fee you pay to license your dog helps keep shelters running and supports the work of the Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement, which is responsible for ensuring the welfare of dogs, regulating dangerous dogs and overseeing annual licensing and rabies vaccinations.

Having a current dog license is the best way
to ensure a dog is returned to its owner.
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