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Animal Control



If you find a lost dog:

  • Check for an identification tag; if possible, please reunite the dog with its owner.
  • If you cannot locate the owner, the Exeter Township Police Department and the Administration Building are equipped with microchip readers. Contact the police department at 610-799-1490.
    • Exeter police offers can read the microchip (if available) and provide owner information to assist with reuniting a dog with its owner. Please keep in mind, our officers are not authorized to transport any dogs.
  • Lost and Found dogs should also be reported to the Humane Society;
    • Visit for more information.

If you need to surrender your dog:

  • You may take your dog to the Humane Society of Berks County or contact them at 610-921-2348 for more information.


Dog Licenses

State Law requires all dogs over 3 months of age to be licensed. Owners of unlicensed dogs are subject to fine not to exceed $300. For information on how you can get your dog licensed check out the Country of Berks Website:


Animal Cruelty or Neglect

If you suspect animal cruelty and/or neglect you may contact the Animal Rescue League, or the Exeter Police Department.


State Dog Warden

If you are aware of a dog at large that is recurring, you can contact the Dog Warden. If you need a bite investigation or know of illegal kennel activity you can also contact the Dog Warden.


General Information:


Microchipping is a non-invasive procedure that can be a great way to reduce chances of a lost pet. Information on microchipping can be obtained by contacting your local veterinarian, or the Berks County Humane Society.

Exeter Township will hold periodic microchipping clinics at the Dunn Community Center at a reduced cost to residents. 

Upcoming Microchip Clinic:

Exeter Township is partnering with the Berks Humane Society to provide free microchipping services to residents.

When: Sunday, March 17th, 2019

Where: Dunn Community Center, 4565 Prestwick Drive

Time: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cost: FREE to Exeter Township Residents

Info: Residents are encouraged to pre-register. Click HERE  to access the clinic event on Eventbrite, which includes a complete list of available appointment times. Or contact Damon March, Chief Operating Officer, at


·       All cats must be brought to the clinic in a secure carrier

·       All dogs must be brought to the clinic and remain on leash

Check the events section of our website for future microchip events!


Missing Animals

If your dog or cat is missing, please look in the following places for more information.

  • Call Exeter Township to see if any reports of a found pet have been made.
  • Check the Berks Dog Search page on Facebook for missing dogs.
  • Check the Berks Cat Search page on Facebook for missing cats.
  • Contact the Berks County Humane Society.

 Resource Information


Humane Society of Berks County

Address: 1801 N 11th St, Reading, PA 19604
Phone: (610) 921-2348
Sunday: 9AM-5PM
Monday: 9AM-7PM
Tuesday: 9AM-5PM
Wednesday: 9AM-5PM
Thursday: 9AM-5PM
Friday: 9AM-7PM


Exeter Township Police Department

Address: 4975 DeMoss Road, Reading, PA 19606
Phone: (610) 799-1490


State Dog Warden

Hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM
Phone: (610) 909-1173


Animal Rescue League

Address: 58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508
Phone: (610) 373-8830
**Reports of neglect and/or abuse ONLY.