Animal Services

No Nonsense Neutering

As residents may be aware, the Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Berks County will no longer be providing Animal Control Services to many municipalities throughout Berks County. Muhlenberg Township residents have several options available should they need animal services, and residents are reminded that responsible animal ownership begins with you.

  1. Canines
  2. Felines


Remember that Pennsylvania Law requires that dogs over 12 weeks of age have and display a Pennsylvania dog license. Visit the PA Dog License website. Over 90% of dogs are reunited with their family when properly licensed.


In addition to licensing your dog, it is highly recommended that you have your animal microchipped by your veterinarian to increase your chance of recovering your pet. Microchipping your animal will not hurt your pet as the chip comes preloaded in a sterile applicator and is injected under the loose skin between the shoulder blades. Microchipping your animal provides a permanent ID that cannot fall off and will not wear out or need to be replaced. Muhlenberg Township will be partnering with the Humane Society of Berks County to arrange a microchipping clinic for Muhlenberg Township residents.

Social Media

Social media is another important form of locating your animal or providing other owners with information regarding a lost animal. Berks County Dog Search is a Facebook Page dedicated to reuniting owners with their lost dog. The page is a forum of dog owners and concerned citizens and has reunited hundreds of owners with their pets.

The Humane Society of Berks County

For additional information regarding adoption services, strays, veterinary services, and pet surrenders, please visit:
The Humane Society of Berks County
1801 N 11th Street
Reading, PA 19604
Phone: 610-921-2348

The Humane Society of Berks County operates 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and has extended hours until 7 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays. The Muhlenberg Township Police Department is equipped with a universal microchip reader and will use it to identify the animal’s owner. The Muhlenberg Township Police Department will not take custody of an animal, and it is the responsibility of the resident to take the animal to the Humane Society at no cost to the resident.