DATE: March 26, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Mendheim, Animal Care and Adoption
There is good news for the growing number of pet owners living in Broward County. Animal Care and Adoption is making it easier than ever to obtain a registration tag for dogs and cats, which are required to have current registration tags by the age of four months and renewed annually even if the animal is already identified by a microchip and/or tattoo, and regardless if your pet spends time outside or is strictly kept indoors.
County Residents can now purchase new pet registration tags or renew existing tags via these methods:
• Visit any of the 130 participating veterinary offices
• In person, by visiting any of the Broward County Animal Care locations
• By Mail
• Local Pet Supermarket stores (one-year licenses only)
• Access renewal registration tags online at Broward County Animal Care (renewals only; one-year licenses only)
In order to obtain a pet registration tag, your dog or cat must have proof of a current rabies vaccination, usually in the form of a rabies certification that was issued by a licensed veterinarian. Typically, responsible pet owners choose the convenience of purchasing the required registration tag at the time their pets receive their annual health check-up and rabies vaccination. All veterinarians providing services to Broward County pets are encouraged to participate as providers of the pet registration tags in order to extend the convenience to their clients.
The network of providers share vital registration information directly with Broward County Animal Care and Adoption, which is maintained in a centralized database. Access to the database information has been the key to successfully reuniting lost pets displaying current registration tags with their owners. Any owner wanting to verify the current status of a pet’s registration, may access the Pet Database at broward.org/animal, complete the search by entering the pet registration tag number and then clicking RECORD UPDATE. Pet owners can also contact Broward County Animal Care and Adoption at 954-359-1313 and verify or update records over the phone.
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