MIAMI  (CBSMiami) – Miami-Dade residents now have a new tool to manage their four-legged friends vital health services.

Miami-Dade Animal Services has launched a new on-line service that allows pet owners to check their’s pet’s account for license and vaccine expiration dates, as well as help owner’s reunite with their lost pets.

“Only 7% (1,612) of the 22,789 dogs and cats brought to the shelter last year were reunited with their owners,” said Alex Muñoz, Animal Services Director.  “We hope to accomplish two goals with the new online service – provide pet owners with convenient access to their account and the opportunity to advise us if account information is obsolete and requires to be updated; and enable the public to reunite lost pets, wearing a tag, by identifying and contacting the pet owner.”

Owners must have the license number to conduct the search.

Pet owners are encouraged to visit the website to ensure their account is up-to-date. 

Animal Services provides rabies vaccination, Microchipping, pet adoptions and sale of dog license tags.  For additional information, visit www.miamidade.gov/animals or call 3-1-1.

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