The Pet Find Project and Dog License Info

Animal Control would like to remind our residents to get your state dog license. Dog licenses are good for 1 year January 1st thru December 31st of each year, any dog over 3 months of age is required to have a license to prove ownership.

Licenses may be obtained through Allegheny County Treasurers Office on-line at:

or mail to:

John K Weinstein Allegheny County Treasurer, 436 Grant Street, Room109, Pgh. PA 15219

Regular fees; male dog, $8.50 - neutered male $6.50 / female $8.50,- spayed $6.50

Persons with disability or senior citizens: male $6.50 - neutered male $4.50 and female $6.50.- neutered female $4.50.

If paying by check, check should be made payable to County Treasurer, (reminder the fine for not having a current license is $300.00)

Animal Control would like to remind the residents that we try to help, but they are required to contact their local communities to advise when they have lost a pet.

County Dispatch maintains two log books; one for pets that go missing, and one for pets that have been found wandering by local residents.

By State Dog Law Animal Control is not required to offer notifications like this one advising whether or not a wayward pet was picked up.

We would like to believe we are all trying to help furball make its way home.

One of the steps in this program is the hope one resident will identify a person that may have dropped off a stray and this resident will notify Animal Control and the local Police Department so the appropriate action may be taken.

Residents may contact Allegheny County Dispatch to contact Animal Control on the Non Emergency phone number 412-279-6911, residents may also contact their local communities using local contact numbers.
Sincerely, Roy Hayward, ACO

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Unfortunately, Clair's Kennel currently has 2 residents. Both are males, no tags and no chips found. Many thanks as always! Ben Gray - Animal Control Officer

This first fellow was found in Scott Township and has been in the Kennel since 7/4 And this fellow was found in Carnegie, he has been a resident since 7/3. Looks like we have a long term resident. He's still here, from Carnegie. As a side note, we have gotten a hold of a rescue that may take him, hopefully we will hear back on that by the end of this week.



Fawn Alert

Well Folks it is that time of year again when God Blesses us with a new batch of baby deer.

For the next 4 to 6 weeks the Doe will be dropping their young and not always in the most convenient places.

It is Animal Control 's policy that we will not remove a fawn (unless deceased or injured) from the area where it was found. These animals are are Protected by the PA GAME COMMISSION WILDLIFE CODE. Animal Control will remove deceased animals and we will try to re locate Fawns but only the the immediate area where they were found.

Deer are nocturnal and move mostly in the evening and night time hours, the Mother Doe will leave their offspring un attended during the daylight hours as they have natural defense mechanisms in place to help them avoid being dinner for predators such as Coyotes. While Coyotes will usually not challenge an adult deer they will grab a Fawn. The Mother will return at dusk to feed the young and get them mobile as soon as possible.

Since the two main forms of protection for fawns: one they produce no scent this means they do not give off any odor, second, their coats or hide acts as camouflage and one has to sometimes really look to see a Fawn balled up. For this reason we ask before letting Furball out to go "potty" in the morning take a close look at your yard especially if you have noticed Deer activity in and around your property, Also before doing yard work, it may be beneficial to walk your yard to look for Bambi. To our Veterinarian friends any resident that brings in a "lost" Fawn the PA Game Commission should be contacted at 724 238 9523 they should respond to these calls.

On the sad side, if you find a Fawn covered in flies, since this animal should not have any smell there is something wrong with it, could be any number of issues but the Mother has abandoned it and either Animal Control or the Game Commission should be called for its removal.

Our last "Heads-Up" and most likely the most important, we have Coyotes in every community in this State, this animal is a threat to Fawns and Mother can and will re act most aggressively towards Dogs with or with out the owner being present, so when walking Furball the next few week be alert to your surroundings for Deer activity and do your pre potty checks.

Let's enjoy Mother Nature at her best.

Sincerely, Roy Hayward, ACO



Non Emergency phone numbers for Animal Control:

Upper St Clair: 412-833-7501
Whitehall: 412-884-1101

For: Baldwin Township, Carnegie, Castle Shannon, Dormont, GreenTree, Heidelberg,Mt Lebanon and Scott Township contact Allegheny County Dispatch to request an Animal Control Officer at: 412-279-6911

South Hills Cooperative Animal Control

Who are we?  As the name implies we are a cooperative animal control agency supplying animal services, for both domestic animals and wildlife, for eight communities located in the South Hills area of Allegheny County. The communities involved with the coop are; Castle Shannon, Dormont, GreenTree, Heidelberg, Mt Lebanon, Scott Township, Upper St Clair, and Whitehall.

Animals that have been found by Animal Control and are currently being housed at the Animal Control's kennel - Clair's Kennel, located in Upper St. Clair. If you see your pet, or you know the owner, Whitehall Residents call the Whitehall Police Department at 412-884-1100. Non-Residents call the County Dispatch at 412-279-6911 and ask for Animal Control. Dispatch will relay your message and Animal Control personnel will get back to you shortly.

Animal Control will generally hold an animal at its kennel for a week to 10 days.