Georgetown Animal Services

Pet IDs

glorie2Approximately 15 million dogs and 9 million cats enter shelters throughout the United States each year as strays, according to the American Humane Association. Proper identification could mean the difference between life and death for your dog or cat.

Tragically, only 19% of dogs and 3% of cats are ever redeemed by their owners. These percentages would increase dramatically if more pets were properly identified. All pets, including indoor dogs and cats, need to wear collars with city licenses and rabies vaccination tags.

Personal identification tags with the owner’s name, address and telephone number are important back-ups.

Special cat collars with elastic sewn into the band are available to protect cats from being caught in trees or fences.

Even the most responsible owners experience unexpected circumstances which cause pets to accidentally stray, becoming lost or injured. Please, for your pets’ sake, show you care by properly identifying them.


Would you like to identify your dog and cat as yours but not have to worry about keeping up with a tag that can either wear out or get lost? Our animal shelter offers microchipping for all dogs and cats for only $20. (Registering the microchip number is an additional modest charge paid to the microchip company).  In the event that your pet gets lost, any animal shelter or veterinarian’s office can scan your pet for the microchip number.  We then call the microchip company that keeps track of all the chip numbers and get your contact information, so we can call you to come get your pet.

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