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Do I still have to license my dog or cat even if they have a microchip?

Yes, you still have to license your animal even if they are microchip and they must wear that license when out in public.  One of the benefits of licensing is that a neighbor or motorist who finds a lost animal can call the shelter to identify that animal's owner using the tag.  A microchip can only be traced by a shelter, vet or animal control officer.  Licensing reunites the animals with their owner, as well as saving the animal a trip to the shelter, where the owner would have to pay impound fees and a fine to redeem their pet. 

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