The primary objective of the Animal Control Program is to preserve and protect the public health through investigation and abatement of animal related nuisances. This is accomplished through the enforcement of the provisions of the Animal Control ordinances and other laws, regulations and policies.
Although the City of Allentown is a large city, it is not uncommon to observe wildlife walking about on neighborhood streets—even during the daylight hours.Trapping is an ineffective way to eliminate wildlife from your neighborhood. As long as food and shelter is available, neighboring animals will move in. If you are concerned about wildlife near your property, there are several precautions you can take:
For nuisance wildlife please direct all questions or comments to the Pennsylvania Game Commission at (610) 926-3136 or Game Commission (pa.gov)
Animals are not allowed to run loose. All animals must be secured by a leash. Animal droppings must be picked up immediately. No domestic animals are permitted in Old Allentown Cemetery at 10th & Linden Street.
Animal owners must provide adequate water and food daily. They must also provide clean and proper shelter both indoors and outdoors. Pet owners are required to pick up all animal droppings on their property daily.
All dogs over the age of 12 weeks must be vaccinated against rabies and licensed per State law. Licenses expire December 31st of the year they are purchased. This does not apply to lifetime licenses which can be purchased at the Lehigh County Fiscal Office. Lehigh County Licenses
ANIMAL CONTROL ORDINANCE.
City of Allentown - 435 Hamilton Street - 610-439-5999