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Allen Animal Shelter

Posted on: June 3, 2019

Have a Pet? Online Registration is Now Available

photo of a shaggy dog sitting in a field of bluebonnets

Allen Animal Shelter has partnered with PetData to offer online pet registration to Allen residents.

Registration is required by City ordinance for all dogs, cats and ferrets who are at least four months old. With PetData, owners can complete the form and submit vaccination paperwork from their computer or smartphone.

After a current rabies vaccination is verified, each registered pet receives a unique license tag which helps to quickly reunite it with an owner, if lost. The tag comes with a free online pet profile, where pet owners can update existing contact information and enter additional phone numbers, email addresses, family and veterinary contacts and more.

More than 96% of lost animals with the tags are returned to their owners within 24 hours, many without ever entering a shelter.

“It’s a very low price for peace of mind,” says Animal Control Supervisor Deborah Michnick. “With a registration tag displayed on your pet’s collar, we can have your lost pet back in your arms within minutes of finding it. Without the tag, that process takes much longer.”

Registration fees range from $10-20 for spayed or neutered dogs, cats and ferrets, depending on the expiration of the animal's rabies vaccination. Senior citizens receive a discounted rate of $5 to $12. Animals that aren't spayed or neutered carry higher registration fees of $35 to $50.

A $2 online processing fee is charged for online registration. Residents can also submit paperwork to Allen Animal Shelter in person or by mail.

Start the registration process now.

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