FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Rep. Phyllis Mundy
Cause for the Paws June 2 in West Wyoming
KINGSTON, May 23 – State Rep. Phyllis Mundy has teamed up with the Luzerne County Treasurer’s Office, the SPCA of Luzerne County, West Wyoming Borough, and local veterinarian Dr. Mark Stair to present her legislative "Cause for the Paws" from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 2 at Dailey Park in West Wyoming.
"This event is being held to raise awareness about the importance of licensing and vaccinating dogs," said Mundy, D-Luzerne. "In addition, there will be activities to make it a fun-filled day for the entire family."
Mundy noted that only about 15 percent of Pennsylvanian dog owners license their pets, even though state law requires it. Dog license revenue funds kennel inspections, compensates shelters for taking in certain dogs and provides grants to animal shelters to help fund their operations. However, the Department of Agriculture has given notice that these grants may not be available after June 30, 2013 due to lack of funding.
Licenses, which range in cost from $6.45 to $8.45, depending on whether the dog is spayed or neutered, will be available through the Luzerne County Treasurer's Office at the event. Discounted rabies vaccinations at $10 per dog, and discounted micro-chipping at $25 per dog also will be available.
There will be face painting and a bake sale. Animals from the SPCA will be available for adoption. The SPCA will be accepting donations of cat litter, canned cat food, kitten chow, Kong dog toys, paper towels, bleach, rubbing alcohol, medium or large latex gloves, laundry soap, and office supplies.
Dailey Park is on Shoemaker Avenue in West Wyoming, next to the West Wyoming Volunteer Fire Company.