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September 24, 2012

New Albany-Floyd County Animal Shelter stepping up efforts to educate owners about pet identification

NEW ALBANY — Just past Washington Place off Main Street, a new sign blankets the top of a building encouraging animal owners to make a simple investment that could ultimately bring their pet home should their furry friend ever be lost.

The theme of the sign, as sponsored by the New Albany-Floyd County Animal Shelter, is pet identification. The sign is based on a poster a girl from Greenville drew a few years ago for a shelter competition.

To NA-FC Animal Shelter Director David Hall, putting an identification tag on a pet is just a logical decision. Obviously, the shelter can’t contact a pet owner if they pick up an animal that doesn’t bear identification, Hall said.

“If they only have a tag on their animal, it’s going to get them home a lot quicker,” Hall said.

Also, the longer it takes to get a pet back to its owner, the more the city and county have to pay to house the animal.

“We’re really doing a push on it to try and help people understand,” Hall said.

Typically fees for microchipping and licensing pets is nominal, he continued. It’s frustrating for the shelter and a pet owner when an animal has been picked up and there’s no way to identify it, Hall said.

“We have so many people in here so often that can’t prove their animal is theirs,” he said.

Main Street is a busy route, and Hall said hopefully motorists and travelers will notice the sign and think about protecting their pets by making sure they can be identified.

For more information, contact the shelter at 812-948-5355.

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