Contact: Jeff Randazzo
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 20, 2018
New digital license tags from Macomb County Animal Control help lost pets return home faster
Macomb County is first in the state to offer tag service
Macomb County pet owners are excited about a new digital pet license tag through Macomb County Animal Control, "Powered by PetHub," that helps good Samaritans immediately identify and return lost pets. In addition to the standard county pet license number, the new digital tags are equipped with a unique QR code, web address and traditional toll-free phone number. Any of these capabilities can be used to immediately and safely access a pet's critical data, including multiple emergency contact phone numbers, license and rabies tag information and microchip number. Whether it was a good Samaritan scanning the QR code or calling PetHub's 24/7 call center, now, with Macomb County Animal Control's new digital license tags, pet owners will have access to this effective and affordable solution (PetHub's basic services are free to pet parents).
"Until recently, we were only able to offer old-fashioned stamped metal tags that had limited information on them," said Chief Randazzo, chief animal control officer for Macomb County. "We are thrilled to be the first in the state to offer these effective, cutting-edge digital licenses that allow our residents to keep their pet's information up-to-date with a user friendly online profile linked to their pet's license. We expect them to make a big impact in keeping more lost pets out of the animal control facility and get them back home quickly."
Many people have cell phones and over 64 percent have smartphones equipped with cameras, GPS and web browsers. The new digital license tags allow anyone with a phone, 'smart' or basic, to quickly reunite lost pets with their owners.
For pet licensing information please visit http://animalcontrol.macombgov.org or @MacombCountyAnimalControl on Facebook.
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