Broward County Animal Care is proud to offer three powerful tools to help protect and identify your dog or cat:
1. Broward County Rabies Registration Tag
A current Rabies Registration Tag on a secure collar serves three important purposes:
- The tag is a visible form of identification. It lets residents know that your pet belongs to someone.
- The license number on your pet’s tag leads back to your contact information in our database. This way, you can be contacted if your pet is found by us or a fellow resident.
- Your pet will qualify for a “Free Ride Home” if he is wearing a current Broward County Rabies Registration tag when he is found.
Broward County Animal Care has partnered with Found Animals for our microchip services. All pets adopted through Broward County Animal Care are microchipped with a Found Animals chip.
A microchip is a permanent form of identification. A small chip (about the size of a grain of rice) is inserted in between the shoulder blades of your dog or cat. If your pet becomes lost from home, a shelter or veterinary office can scan the pet to locate the microchip number.
The key to protecting your pet is to register the chip number. The Found Animals registry offers a 24/7, online service that allows you to register ANY BRAND of microchip for FREE.
Your pet will qualify for a “Free Ride Home” if he has a microchip with current registration information when he is found.
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Does your pet need a microchip? Microchips, with FREE registration are available for sale at each of our monthly Rabies Clinic events.
3. Finding Rover app
Broward County Animal Care has partnered with Finding Rover
, a free mobile app--available on iPhone or Android devices--that helps pet owners find their lost dogs in real-time using facial recognition technology.
Animal Care’s database of dogs is integrated into the Finding Rover mobile app, so users who download the app and register their pets can then search for found dogs who may currently be at our Adoption Center.
If your pet is missing, all you have to do is post your dog as lost. Registered users within a 10-mile radius will be notified, and if anyone sees your pet, all they have to do is take a picture of your dog and the app's facial recognition technology will do a search. The person who found the lost dog can call or text message the owner and arrange to get the dog back home.