Fawn Alert: 
Animal control would like to remind everyone Fawns can be born in the most unusual places and a lot of times in the most inconvenient places. Animal control will move a Fawn to a safer location in the immediate area but will not remove Fawns. Fawns are born with no scent, they give off no smell, this allows them to avoid detection from predators such as coyote and fox. They must lay perfectly still all through the daylight hours until the Mother returns to feed them at night. The Fawn must be able to get to the Mother as not to leave a scent trail for predators, if the Fawn does not do this the Mother in most cases will not service the Fawn. Also the Fawn may stay at a location for a few days until it builds up the strength required to keep up with mom, until this point please keep your

Resident are asked to walk their yards before mowing and a biggie here check the yard at night and early mornings before leaving your dogs out to relieve themselves. A Fawn born at night will still be present in the morning, and the Mother Doe will attack a dog if she believes it a threat, they treat dogs just as they would predators such as coyotes.

If a Fawn is found covered in flies this is usually a sign there is a problem with this animal and Animal Control should be notified and this animal will at this point be removed by Animal Control. 

Residents "finding lost" Fawns and taking these to Veterinarians for medical attention your office should contact the Pennsylvania Game Commission for direction for these animals.Ligoner PA is the closest central office and can be reached at 724 238 9523

Animal Control

Upper St. Clair Township participates in a joint Animal Control program with Castle Shannon, Dormont, Greentree, Mt. Lebanon, Scott, and Whitehall.

Three Animal Control officers are on duty seven days per week, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., and provide emergency service 24-hours per day.

Clair's Kennel, located at the rear of the Municipal Building, provides a temporary home for wandering pets. Residents can call the Police Department for Animal Control Service to report animals running at large, to enforce nuisance animal regulations, and to report injured or killed animals.

Returning pets to their proper owner and finding homes for unclaimed animals are priorities for Animal Control officers.

The emergency number for this service is 412.833.7500.

Township Animal Control Code

Chapter 41 of the Township Code deals with animals. It addresses animals running at large, defines public nuisance animals, restrictions on farm animals, and the functions of the animal control officers.

    Chapter 41 of the Township Code is available at:
  • the Upper St. Clair Reception Desk
  • the Upper St. Clair Library or
  • Online here

Contact the

USC Police

Emergency Calls
Dial 412-833-7500
or 911

Administration Office
Monday - Friday

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Non-Emergency Calls

1820 McLaughlin Run Road  Upper St. Clair, PA 15241
USC Police Department

Lost Pet Project

Returning pets to their proper owner and finding homes for unclaimed animals are priorities for Animal Control officers.

Anyone having any information please contact Animal Control thru County Dispatch 412.279.6911 or contact the Police Department and request Animal Control.

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Pet Licenses

There are two licenses required for dogs: Allegheny County and Upper St. Clair.

Pennsylvania law requires owners to obtain dog licenses by January 1 of each year. Violations can result in fines up to $300 per day. To be in compliance with this law, dog owners must obtain the Allegheny County License by January 1 of each year.

The Upper St. Clair license, which should be obtained by January 15 of each year, is a "Pet License." Chapter 41 of the Township Code defines a pet as "any dog, cat or other domesticated animal kept for pleasure rather than utility."

    The Upper St. Clair license application is available at:
  • the Upper St. Clair Reception Desk or
  • Online here

There is no charge for the Upper St. Clair license but proof of rabies vaccination is required.