Police Department Animal Control
Debbie Constable is the current Dog Law Enforcement Officer in the City of St. Marys. She can be reached by calling (814) 594-5599.
DOGS AT LARGE
- It is unlawful for the owner of any dog or dogs to allow or permit such dog or dogs to run at large in the City of St. Marys.
- Any police officer or dog control officer may seize any dog found at large in the City. Such dogs will be impounded with the Elk County Humane Society.
- Owners of licensed dogs will be notified by registered or certified mail, with return receipt, that the dog is impounded at the Elk County Humane Society.
- If not claimed with five days after the return receipt has been received, the dog may be sold or given to the Elk County Humane Society for further disposition in accordance with the Dog Law.
- Unlicensed dogs that are found running at large shall be seized and detained for a period of 48 hours;
- At a licensed kennel or at the Elk County Humane Society, except for any dog which is seriously ill or injured or forfeited with the owner's permission.
- After 48 hours, the dog may be retained by the Elk County Humane Society for further disposition.
The City of St. Marys has in effect a trapping program in cooperation with the Game Commission Laws. The fee for placing traps is $15.00. If animals are caught there is an additional $20.00 fee per animal for removal.
The types of animals the City will place traps for are: skunks, raccoons, possums, wild domesticated cats, and coyotes.
Contact Debbie Constable at 594-5599 if you have problems with any of the above animals.