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: www.alleghenycounty.us/treasurer/dog.aspx
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
I am pleased to announce the evolution of the Lost Pet Project. We have moved our efforts to social media and the South Hills Cooperative Animal Control can now be found on Facebook by Clicking Here.
This will also serve other purposes such as PSA's related to fawns and county dog license renewal announcements among others. Essentially, unless otherwise directed the Lost Pet Project will cease emails and all information related to found pets will be posted to the SHCAC facebook page with all relevant information etc.
The facebook page is not for dispatching purposes and is solely for informational use only. If you have any questions about the page please do not hesitate to contact me.
Ben Gray, Animal Control Officer
Non Emergency phone numbers for Animal Control:
Upper St Clair: 412-833-7501
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.