During the week of July 1 dog wardens will canvas homes in the Hawley and Palmyra township areas of Wayne County.

During the week of July 1 dog wardens will canvas homes in the Hawley and Palmyra township areas of Wayne County.

It's the law – all dogs three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. The fee is $6.45 for each spayed or neutered dog and $8.45 for other dogs.

Older adults and persons with disabilities may purchase a license for $4.45 for spayed or neutered dogs and $6.45 for others.

Additionally, all dogs and non-feral cats three months of age and older must be vaccinated against rabies. Booster vaccinations must be administered periodically to maintain lifelong immunity.

Violators can be cited with a maximum fine of $300 per violation plus court costs.

Licenses may be purchased through Wayne County Treasurers office by calling 570-253-5970 or at the following locations:

• Amy DMV

69 Wellwood Ave., Hawley, 570-226-2700

• Dee's Notary Service

21 GTO Aly., Waymart, 570-488-7500

• Dessin Animal Shelter

138 Miller Dr., Honesdale, 570-253-4037

• Magisterial District Justice Ronald Edwards

• Old Railroad Station, Lakewood, 570-798-2700

• Pet Central

344 Erie St., Honesdale, 570-251-3470