Public Policy Advocate
Posted July 11, 2019 at 08:15 PM Under "Humane Law Enforcement & Laws"
Pet licensing

Hawaiian Humane is the county animal service provider for Oahu. The city has asked us to re-imagine the dog licensing system as compliance is low and it is not financially self-sustaining. Has anyone had any experience with switching to a more cost-effective model than the traditional dog tag that maintains the goal of getting lost pets back home quickly?

  • July 12, 2019 at 06:01 AM

    Several cities in Texas have switched to a microchipping system with huge success. Check out San Antonio and Waco for ideas. - Corey

    • July 12, 2019 at 02:06 PM

      Here in northern CA small town of Ukiah, our Mendocino County animal shelter now microchips all animals adopted.

  • July 12, 2019 at 05:12 AM

    There was as shelter up in Canada that had the same problem, so they turned it into a contest. Everyone that got a license for their pet was entered into it. I think they had a sponsor that donated a diamond encrusted dog collar?

    • July 12, 2019 at 11:42 AM

      So cool!