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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 09-154



Holding and Humane Disposition of Stray Unlicensed Dogs

[39 Pa.B. 528]
[Saturday, January 31, 2009]

   The Department of Agriculture (Department) gives notice that effective January 1, 2009, it shall increase the amount it reimburses humane societies and societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals that maintain compounds for the humane disposition of stray unlicensed dogs apprehended running at large. The current reimbursement amount is $20 per dog. As of January 1, 2009, the reimbursement amount for the care and disposal of such dogs at the facilities shall increase to $30 per dog. No other fee will be paid by the Department for the care and disposal of stray unlicensed dogs with respect to which this $30 per dog sum is accepted.

   This reimbursement is authorized under the regulation at 7 Pa. Code § 25.1 (relating to general), which allows the Secretary of the Department to determine an appropriate reimbursement amount (over $5) on a funds-available basis. The reimbursement payments will be funded from the Dog Law Restricted Account, from funds which are hereby declared to be ''surplus'' funds for the limited purposes set forth in section 1002(b) of the Dog Law (3 P. S. § 459-1002(b)).

   The referenced $30 per dog payments shall be applicable to dogs apprehended on or after January 1, 2009, and will continue on a funds-available basis until further notice.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 09-154. Filed for public inspection January 30, 2009, 9:00 a.m.]

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