As a dog owner, you are required to have a dog licence. Usually a dog-licence identifying number is issued to the owner, along with a dog tag bearing the identifier and a contact number for the registering organization. If a stray pet is found with the tag, whoever has rescued can call the registering organization to get current contact information for the dog’s owner
Responsible pet ownership entails a lot, and it includes getting a license for your dog. In order to acquire one, the vaccination records ought to be up to date. By ensuring that vaccinations are up to date, it helps to reduce the spread of diseases such as rabies. This, by extension, ensures the safety of the entire community.
Other than that, it is against the law to have an unlicensed pet. Failure to adhere to the law can lead to payment of heavy fines which can be avoided by simply getting a licence for your pet.
Another advantage of acquiring a licence for your pet is that if ever he/she gets lost, it is easy to trace him/her since there’s a license number on the tag provided. It becomes even much more easier if you provide your contact information on the dog’s collar.
As much as it is great that these licensing fees can help cover costs for animal departments or shelters, your lost dog could end up in a shelter, and you won’t have any way to prove that it belongs to you. You could end up having to try and adopt it back, and there is still no guarantee that you will end up with your dog. It could be adopted by another family, or even worse not adopted at all.
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