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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 13-570


Holding and Humane Disposition of Stray Unlicensed Dogs

[43 Pa.B. 1735]
[Saturday, March 30, 2013]

 The Department of Agriculture (Department) gives notice that effective July 1, 2013, it shall increase the amount it reimburses facilities for services rendered by a legally constituted law enforcement agency maintaining a compound for the humane disposition of stray, unlicensed dogs apprehended running at large. The current reimbursement amount is $25 per dog. As of July 1, 2013, the reimbursement amount for the care and disposal of dogs at the facilities shall increase to $40 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 $40 per dog sum is accepted. As stated in 7 Pa. Code § 25.3 (relating to claim for fees), the ''Affidavit in Claim for Fees for Holding and Humanely Disposing of Unlicensed Dogs'' shall be submitted quarterly to the nearest district office of the Department within 10 days following the last day of March, June, September and December. Affidavits not received within 10 days following the last day of March, June, September and December will not be reimbursed.

 This reimbursement is authorized under 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 in section 1002(b) of the Dog Law (3 P. S. § 459-1002(b)).

 The referenced $40 per dog payments shall be applicable to dogs disposed on or after July 1, 2013, and will continue on a funds-available basis until further notice.

 Questions can be directed to Acting Director of the Dog Law Enforcement Office, Michael Pechart at (717) 783-6985.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 13-570. Filed for public inspection March 29, 2013, 9:00 a.m.]

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