This week’s Pet of the Week is Ralph. Ralph is a spunky two-year-old neutered male terrier mix. He’s well heeled on a leash and seems to love, love.
Ralph is ready to go to a forever home because he’s already well adapted to domestic life. Were really sure Ralph has lived with people before because of his good nature and confidence.
But why do we have him you ask? Well, unfortunately Ralph wasn’t tagged, licensed or chipped. We have no way to return him to his owners, so we need to focus on finding him new people to love.
Ralph's sad case highlights the importance of animal licensing. For around 84 cents a day you can rest assured that if your, spayed or neutered, pet gets lost and is then found by The City, it will be returned safely to you.
To help people get started with their pet licensing, Animal Services is currently offering six free months of new-pet licensing for all cats and dogs, over 3 months of age, that have not previously been licensed. For pet owners who's pet license has lapsed, Animal Services is offering licence renewal without late penalties or back charges. These promotions are going on until November 30.
To take advantage of this campaign you’ll have to call 3-1-1 and ask about the Animal Licensing Campaign. Or, visit the Animal Services Centre at 2201 Portland Street S.E. to register your pet during this special promotion. Because of the limitations of the event you cannot use the regular online registration system to get the advantages of this campaign.
For more information on the campaign (remember to call 3-1-1 to file your licence request) and to see the cost of pet licensing, please visit calgary.ca/animalservices