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Is my personal information made public after I submit my license application?

We do not distribute or sell contact information for pet owners.  The contact information you provide is used to reunite you with your pet, should your pet become lost and found.  Licensing can help prevent your pet from unnecessarily being picked up by Animal Control officers and impounded at the shelter.  For example, if your pet is found by a neighbor and the neighbor calls the shelter with your dog or cat license number, our licensing clerk will than give the caller the contact information on the license tag.  The neighbor may choose to return the dog to you directly and this can save you from hassles and an impound fee at the shelter. 

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