In accordance with Bill # 22, an amendment added to the City Code, Chapter 141, Part 2 Animals, Section 205 Caring for Animals in 2015, any person who owns, possesses, or has custody of a dog must bring the animal inside their residence for the duration of the Code, (except for supervised and necessary bathroom breaks and excercise). Additionally, non-compliance can result in the animal being removed by an Animal Control Officer from the property and impounded at the Animal Rescue League of Berks County. Owners will have 48 hours after the Code has been lifted to pick up their animal and will be subject to applicable boarding fees.
Any person witnessing an unsupervised dog left outside in the elements within the City of Reading should call the Animal Rescue League of Berks County at 610-587-3659. Due to weather conditions, the ARL may or may not be able to respond to every call.