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Who is responsible for injuries caused by a dog in Pennsylvania? +
A: In Pennsylvania, dogs are considered the personal property of their owner. Generally, dog owners are responsible for damages caused by their dogs. But dog owners may not be the only responsible parties. Someone entrusted with the temporary care or custody of the dog may be liable for damages caused by the animal. Also, someone entrusted with the care of the victim (particularly if the victim is a child) may be liable.
In Pennsylvania, by what age must a dog be licensed? +
A. All dogs three months of age or older must be licensed in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania dog licenses are issued by the county treasurer. A one-page application and a modest fee (between $4.00 and $8.00) are required.
Are dogs permitted to run loose in PA? +
A. No. In Pennsylvania, all dogs must be under control and may not be permitted to run at large. This means that dogs must remain in the home or garage, or be confined by fencing, tethered, or on a leash.
What are some of the responsibilities of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement? +
A. The Pennsylvania Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement performs responsibilities such as (a) reimbursing people for dog-caused damages to livestock, poultry, and domestic game birds, (b) seizing and detaining any dog seen running at large, (c) investigating dog bites, (d) enforcing the licensing and control of dogs, (e) enforcing kennel licensing and inspections, and (f) establishing and enforcing quarantines for dogs in certain areas.
What is Pennsylvania’s ‘Dangerous Dog Law’? +
A. Act 46 of 1990 is known as Pennsylvania’s “Dangerous Dog Law.” This law was enacted to provide greater protection to people and children who are attacked by dogs. This law also requires dog owners to exercise greater control over dogs that are considered to be “dangerous” and it provides both criminal penalties and enhanced civil remedies against people who violate the law.
Where are the nearest offices for Dog Law Enforcement in northwest Pennsylvania? +
A. The Region I office of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement is located at 13410 Dunham Road, Meadville, PA 16336. The telephone number there is 814-273-2010.
Where can I call to report an Erie County dog attack or dog bite? +
A: If you or someone in your family was attacked or bitten by a dog in Erie County, Pennsylvania, you should call the Department of Health at 814-273-2010.
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