ALACHUA COUNTY, FL – Alachua County Animal Resources reminds residents to license their pets each year. Purchasing a license tag and attaching it to a pet's collar is one of the most important things residents can do as responsible pet owners. In addition, displaying a current Alachua County tag on a pet's collar makes it easier for animal resources officers and shelter employees to locate a lost pet's owner information.
The required pet licenses can be ordered online. Pet owners can license multiple pets at the same time and upload the required documents. A $2 convenience fee applies for each transaction. All major credit cards are accepted. The new pet license tags are not only stylish and durable but also offer a range of optional free features, including online pet information storage.
License fees for cats, dogs, and ferrets are $25. Alachua County pet licenses are valid for one year from the date of rabies vaccination and will expire on the anniversary of the rabies vaccination. All dogs, cats, and ferrets over four months old must have their rabies vaccinations and be licensed with Alachua County.
Pet parents may also license by mail. To license by mail, pet parents can mail a copy of their pet's current rabies along with a check payable to "Alachua County Animal Resources Licensing" to:
Alachua County Animal Licensing
C/O PetData
PO Box 141929
Irving, TX 75014
Pet parents may also license in person at participating veterinary locations.
"Required pet licensing is easier than ever," said Alachua County Animal Resources Director Julie Johnson. "Your lost pet's current license could be their ticket home."
For more information, visit the Alachua County PetData website or call 866-201-2447.

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