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Dog Your Pet's Free Phone Call Home!

Rabies Identification Tag and Microchipping

Hundreds of thousands of pets are vaccinated and registered by pet owners, area veterinarians and your Animal Control Services. Dogs and cats are required to be vaccinated for rabies. As this is done, veterinarians issue a Rabies Identification Tag which should immediately be put on your pet's collar. An identifying microchip can also be injected painlessly under a pet's fur. It serves as a backup identification method, since it can be read with a special scanner even if your pet loses its collar and tag.

If pets are found by Animal Control officers, tag numbers or microchip numbers are immediately checked in our computer to reunite lost pets with their owners. Pets can't tell authorities where they live - and tags serve as your pet's Free Phone Call Home!  This is the most important thing you can do for your pet.

If you've lost a pet - post signs, talk to mail carriers and children in the neighborhood, and check all animal shelters and other animal holding areas.