As part of the department’s effort to make services and information more accessible to the public, Miami-Dade Animal Services, 7401 NW 74 St., is launching its new online service at www.miamidade.gov/animals/licenses.asp that enables pet owners to check their pet’s account for license and vaccine expiration date, as well as for account contact and pet information.
“Only 7 percent (1,612) of the 22,789 dogs and cats brought to the shelter last year were reunited with their owners,” said Alex Muñoz, Animal Services director. “We hope to accomplish two goals with the new online service — provide pet owners with convenient access to their account and the opportunity to advise us if account information is obsolete and requires to be updated, and enable the public to reunite lost pets, wearing a tag, by identifying and contacting the pet owner.
“All one needs is the license number to conduct the search. Accurate contact information is crucial in the reunification of pets with their families,” Muñoz added. “The new online service furthers the department’s mission to reunite lost pets with their families or find lifelong homes for as many animals as possible.”
Pet owners are encouraged to visit the website to ensure their account is up to date. Any inaccuracies can be reported via the website at www.miamidade.gov/animals/service-requests.asp or by calling 3-1-1.
Animal Services provides rabies vaccination, microchiping, pet adoptions and sale of dog license tags. For additional information, visit online at www.miamidade.gov/animals or call 3-1-1.