Animal Control

Guidelines

Problem Contact Resolution
Stray domestic animal at large Charlestown Township Animal Control Officer: Mark Cabot
(610) 909-6403 (cell)
The Animal Control officer will attempt to confine the animal when practical to do so, and take it to the SPCA. The SPCA is authorized to enforce the Dog Ordinance and may issue a citation.
Stray domestic animal that you've found and have been able to confine S.P.C.A.
(484) 302-0018
Township Office
(610) 240-0326
The SPCA will pick up the animal and transport it to the SPCA. They are authorized to enforce the Dog Ordinance and may issue a citation.
Wild animal that appears to be sick, e.g., rabid Charlestown Township Animal Control Officer: Mark Cabot
(610) 909-6403 (cell)
 
Or: State Game Commission
(610) 926-1966
 
Or: Private Pest Control Company
See Yellow Pages
Will attempt to trap the animal, or, when necessary, destroy the animal.
Dead deer along State Road PennDOT
(484) 340-3201
Will remove and dispose of the animal.
Large dead Animals along a Township Road PA Game Commission
(610) 926-3136
Will remove and dispose of the animal.
You've Lost a Pet S.P.C.A.
(484) 302-0018
Township Office
(610) 240-0326
Give the SPCA a report on your pet.
Noise (Barking) Charlestown Township
Zoning Officer:
Daniel Wright
(610) 840-9100
Will notify the pet owner and is authorized to issue a citation when warranted.

Dog Complaints

Charlestown Township has a contract with the SPCA to enforce our Dog Ordinance (dogs running at large) and Noise Ordinance (barking).

To place a complaint, contact the SPCA —

Brandywine Valley S.P.C.A.
1212 Phoenixville Pike
West Chester, PA 19380
bvspca.org
(484) 302-0018

Leave a message if no one is available to take your call and an officer will get back to you.

For action to be taken, the SPCA must speak with the person who witnessed the violation. We cannot report the problem for you from the Township Office. One of the officers will take your statement regarding dogs running at large or incessant barking. They will need the dog owner’s name and address.

For the first offense, the SPCA will send a warning letter to the dog owner. In addition to the warning, the letter asks the owner to call the SPCA to provide dog licensing and rabies info and to establish a dialogue to gain the owner’s understanding of the problem and their cooperation.

If a second complaint is received, they will issue a citation with a fine of up to $300.00.

Animal Control Officer

County Dog Licenses

  • Mail completed form to:
Chester County Treasurer
313 West Market St.
Suite 3202
P.O. Box 2748
West Chester, PA 19382

SPCA

Brandywine Valley S.P.C.A.
1212 Phoenixville Pike
West Chester, PA 19380
bvspca.org
  • General Info & Adoptions:
  • Animal Problems:

State Game Commission

Updated: December 2, 2016