PA State law requires that dogs three months and older have an up-to-date dog license. Dog owners can renew their pet’s license the following three ways:
Anyone with questions about dog licenses can contact the Treasurer’s Office at (610) 278-3066.
Since February 13, 1887, Pennsylvanians who own or keep dogs and household cats over three months of age must have them vaccinated against rabies. People who violate the law can be fined up to $300.
Rabies Clinics provided by Montgomery County Health Department
Recommended Precautions Against Rabies:
- Do not feed, befriend, handle or try to make pets of wild animals or stray domestic animals.
- Vaccinate domestic dogs, cats and selected livestock, according to your veterinarian's recommendations.
- Obey animal control ordinances, particularly not allowing domestic animals to run at large.
- If bitten by an animal, immediately wash the wound thoroughly with soap and water and seek medical attention from your doctor or hospital emergency room.
- After receiving appropriate medical care, contact the Montgomery County Health Department so an epidemiological investigation can be initiated to determine whether post-exposure rabies injections are required.
* Report animal bites immediately to Horsham Police Department at (215) 643-8284.
Don't Feed the Wildlife
Please refrain from feeding wildlife, including ducks and geese in the ponds. Regular feeding of wildlife can cause dependency on people for food, aggressive conflicts, and the spread of disease.
Observe, but avoid contact with wildlife.
Wild Animal Issues
Pennsylvania Game Commission
Regional Office for South Eastern PA
448 Snyder Road, Reading, PA 19605
The Commission is responsible for managing all of Pennsylvania's wild birds and mammals (i.e. rabid and deceased animals).
Commercial and Other Wild Animal Services:
- Critter Control 24 hour service: (888) 330-5334 (licensed by PA Game Commission)
- Aaarrow Wildlife Management: (215) 247-9000
- Animal Management (Humane Removal): (215) 913-3713
- Environmental Services Pest Control, Eastern MontCo: (215) 628-8042
- Kershner Wildlife Control: (215) 699-1146
- Honey Bee Swarms, Morris Arboretum: (215) 247-5777
- Lenny's Wildlife Pest Control - (215) 828 5028
- A Wildlife Pro (610) 927-7792
Wounded or Abandoned Animals
- Aark (www.aark.org): (215) 968-4963
- Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education: (215) 482-7300 or (215) 482-8217
- PA Game Commission (wounded): (610) 926-3136
- Injured Mammals: (610) 584-5686
- Web-Foot Wildlife: (215) 779-0731
- Native Birds: (215) -643-1263
Dead Deer on Road
Deer and other wildlife can exhibit unpredictable behaviors and unexpected actions. Motorists should be cautious and alert for animals on the roadway and the potential for deer to dart in front of moving vehicles.
Unfortunately, deer and other wildlife often collide with motor vehicles. PennDOT needs the eyes of the motoring public to report the location of deer carcasses and other highway concerns by calling the 1-800-FIX ROAD hotline number.
Callers should try to be as specific as possible in describing the location of an animal carcass. Helpful information includes the State Route and section number (found on small, white signs along roadways), the direction of travel (such as eastbound or westbound lane), and any other useful location information.
Area residents are also reminded that deer carcasses found off the roadway and on secondary roads in the township are not PennDOT’s responsibility. These calls should be directed to the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) at: (610) 926-3136.
Removal of Dead Animals
If you spot a dead animal on any of the Township Roads, you may call or email the Highway Department. The Highway Department may remove the animal or use a substance that will help increase the rate of putrefaction and help reduce the odor
Report a Concern