|Why is it important to license your pet?
To safeguard public health
Every licensed pet has been vaccinated against rabies. This protects your pets, children and neighbors against this transmittable disease! When the license tag is visible, you know a stray animal has been vaccinated!
To insure the impoundment and return of strays
With proper identification, your pet can be returned more quickly and sometimes without a trip to the shelter! If it is impounded and taken to the shelter, it is safer there than it would be roaming the streets in harms way. A license tag can be easily traced to the animal’s owner with a phone call to Metro Animal Services (MAS) at (502) 363-6609 any time between 7 a.m. -11 p.m. when most veterinarians are closed. A license tag is your pet’s ticket home!
To allow us to enforce laws
If MAS can track pet ownership, then we know where to focus our services. violators in your neighborhood can be tracked and their violations documented.
To support the adoption of unwanted pets
Your yearly license fee helps us create a safe and comfortable place for strays and unwanted pets. It also pays for services and education.
It’s the law!
The best way to support responsible dog ownership is to set a good example for others.