Minneapolis Animal Care & Control launches new pet license rewards program

To encourage more people to license their pets, Minneapolis Animal Care & Control has launched “I Love My Pet” – a consumer rewards program that offers discounts at local businesses to those who have purchased pet licenses. Discounts are offered at area pet stores, restaurants, gift shops and more. The Minneapolis Animal Care & Control website has a full list of participating businesses. The pet license fee for spayed/neutered dogs and cats was reduced from $30 to $25 in 2012.

A pet license increases the chance that a stray pet will be returned home. If a stray pet is picked up or brought to the Minneapolis Animal Care & Control shelter, the cat or dog has a 99 percent chance of being returned home or of finding a new home. By comparison, stray pets that enter the Minneapolis Animal Care & Control shelter without a visible license tag only have a 50 percent chance of going to a home. 

To apply for a pet license, folks can go online, call or visit the Minneapolis Animal Care & Control shelter. Licensing your pet supports Minneapolis Animal Care & Control’s mission to create safe and healthy communities for people and their pets. Fees from pet licensing allows Minneapolis Animal Care & Control to shelter and feed lost dogs and cats, educate the public about responsible pet ownership, and reunite lost cats and dogs with their owners.

 

Published Feb. 1, 2012