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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 12-144


Holding and Humane Disposition of Stray Unlicensed Dogs

[42 Pa.B. 567]
[Saturday, January 28, 2012]

 The Department of Agriculture (Department) gives notice that, effective April 1, 2012, it shall decrease the amount it reimburses legally constituted law enforcement agencies that maintain compounds for the humane disposition of stray unlicensed dogs apprehended running at large. The current reimbursement amount is $30 per dog. As of April 1, 2012, the reimbursement amount for the care and disposal of stray unlicensed dogs at these facilities shall decrease to $25 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 $25 per dog sum is accepted.

 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 $25 per dog payments shall be applicable to dogs apprehended on or after April 1, 2012, and will continue on a funds-available basis until further notice.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-144. Filed for public inspection January 27, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]

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