DocuPet of­fer­ing up­graded pet li­cence tags

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The Peterborough Examiner - - LOCAL - EX­AM­INER STAFF

The Peter­bor­ough Hu­mane So­ci­ety Part­ners has teamed up with DocuPet, a com­pany that pro­duces a new kind of pet tag.

Li­cens­ing dogs and cats is manda­tory in the city.

“Pet li­cences are re­ally im­por­tant for the pro­vi­sion of an­i­mal wel­fare and pub­lic safety here in Peter­bor­ough,” states Shawn Morey, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor at Peter­bor­ough Hu­mane So­ci­ety, in a press re­lease. “Prop­erly iden­ti­fied an­i­mals are five times more likely to be re­turned home safely, re­duc­ing the num­ber of stray an­i­mals that en­ter our shel­ter and keep­ing fam­i­lies to­gether.”

DocuPet al­lows pet own­ers to reg­is­ter and re­new pet li­cences on­line, and choose ei­ther a stan­dard city tag or, for an ad­di­tional fee, a de­signer tag. Each tag has a code that con­nects to DocuPet’s HomeSafe lost pet ser­vice, which is­sues alerts for pet own­ers and an­i­mal wel­fare agen­cies when a pet goes miss­ing.

“We call them pet tags that help all pets,” states Grant Good­win, DocuPet’s CEO. “Our tags help pets get home quickly at no cost, but the pur­chase of them also helps fund an­i­mal wel­fare ini­tia­tives so pets in cri­sis can also find safe and happy homes.”

Peter­bor­ough pet own­ers can li­cense their dog or cat at peter­bor­ough.docupet.com or at 1-855-249-1370 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mon­day to Fri­day. They may also visit to pur­chase a li­cence in per­son.

Fees vary de­pend­ing on the kind of an­i­mal and whether it has been spayed or neutered, as well as time of year the li­cence was pur­chased. Se­nior dis­counts are also avail­able for res­i­dents over the age of 60.

Re­gard­less of whether the li­cence is pur­chased on­line, by phone or in per­son, DocuPet will mail tags and an in­for­ma­tion pack­age to pet own­ers within two busi­ness days, the press re­lease states.

Cur­rent pet li­cences re­main valid un­til Jan. 31.

SPE­CIAL TO THE EX­AM­INER

DocuPet al­lows you to reg­is­ter and re­new li­cences on­line.

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