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Frequently Asked Questions
The Erie County Dog Pound is always looking for volunteers willing to take dogs out for walks. Stop by the Pound between 8:00 and 3:30 daily to give a dog the opportunity to walk with you. You will have to sign a waiver before walking.
Erie County 2019 licenses will be available December 1, 2018. Licenses must be purchased before January 31, 2019. If you purchase dog license by way of online, the dog pound gets those notices on Monday and will send them out on Tuesday.
State law requires that all dogs must be licensed by the time they become three months of age.
All unlicensed dogs can be seized and impounded as allowed under the law. Offenders can be fined up to $100 plus court costs.
There is a $20 penalty for late purchases in addition to the standard $20 per license and an $100 penalty for a late kennel license in addition to the standard $100 fee. State law also requires that the license must be displayed on the dog. Dog owners should keep in mind that a current dog license displayed on your dog is the best form of identification. If the tag is lost a duplicate can be made for $5.00 at the Dog Pound.
Donations are being accepted for the Erie County Dog Pound new building fund. All contributions to the Erie County Dog Pound help accomplish its mission of:
Funding the current facility
Operating a progressive animal shelter
Educating the public on animal welfare and laws
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