State lawmaker looks for ‘supplement’ to dwindling dog warden presence
Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Centre, believes his bill is of growing importance as the state’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement faces down a yet-to-be-fixed funding deficit.
State officials warn local law enforcement, shelters, will be affected by dog law funding deficit
In addition to the $1.2 million supplemental transfer of taxpayer funds to the bureau in the 2020-21 fiscal year, the department noted in a statement Thursday that taxpayers would continue to financially support the bureau’s efforts in more ways than one.
Pa. Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement ‘unable to fulfill its mission’ state officials say, citing lack of funding increases
During a briefing with reporters Wednesday, Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding repeated his August 2020 call for the Legislature to consider two bills that would end 24 years of idle funding by increasing dog license fees for an altered dog from $6.50 to $10 and lower the age of licensure from three months to eight weeks, the age at which many dogs move to their permanent homes.
State officials say Pa.’s dog law enforcement is on ‘life support’
Without an increase in funding, supporters said they worry about what will happen to the state’s dog population, officials said Wednesday.