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Left out of state budget, Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement will ‘maintain minimum services’ with Ag funds

BY: - June 29, 2021

The bureau had been the recipient of a $1.2 million supplemental transfer a year prior. 

With Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement on the brink, supporters say it’s time for a ‘yes vote’ on licensing fee increases

BY: - June 14, 2021

Lending his likeness to the cause Monday, was Levi Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s second dog, who was joined by his human, Second Lady Gisele Fetterman. 

State lawmaker looks for ‘supplement’ to dwindling dog warden presence

BY: - May 1, 2021

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

BY: - April 24, 2021

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

BY: - February 25, 2021

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’

BY: - August 5, 2020

Without an increase in funding, supporters said they worry about what will happen to the state’s dog population, officials said Wednesday.