County: More Osceola pets will get home safely with new initiative

Revenues from the program will be used to improve the lives of pets and pet parents across the county, and the included HomeSafe Lost Pet Service means more pets will get home should they become lost.

Licensing pets in Osceola County just became easier, modernized and more valuable for everyone.

The Osceola County Animal Services department has launched its new membership program, powered by DocuPet’s world-leading pet profile, lost pet, and licensing platform.

“Every pet deserves a safe and happy home, and this partnership helps us make that a reality in Osceola County. DocuPet offers an innovative approach to licensing that will encourage more pet owners to acquire and place license tags on their pets. In addition to free access to their unique HomeSafe program, designer and customized tags will be offered.  Docupet has a proven track record for helping get pets safely back home. This is good news for animal welfare in our county,” said Kim Staton, director of Animal Services for Osceola County.

Pet owners get free access to DocuPet’s HomeSafe Lost Pet Service, and beautiful designer tags linked to a secure online profile when they license their pets with Osceola County.

Proper and efficient identification of pets is a core method for protecting their welfare.

Without proper identification and easily accessible information about pets, they can easily end up in a shelter if they go missing. Low licensing compliance is a real problem for animal shelters, pets, and pet owners. Across North America, an average of only 13 percent of pets are licensed, despite ordinances requiring it in most jurisdictions, including Osceola County.

The DocuPet solution will streamline the process for all involved. It will also encourage pet guardians to register their pets and get their new HomeSafe enabled tags.

Revenues from the program will be used to improve the lives of pets and pet parents across the county, and the included HomeSafe Lost Pet Service means more pets will get home should they become lost.

In addition, Osceola County Animal Services is the designated Safe&Happy Fund Partner, with 20 percent of net proceeds from designer tag sales going to the shelter.

The service launched earlier this month. Pet Guardians can learn more, license and renew their pet licenses online at https://osceolacounty.docupet.com. or over the phone at 1-877-239-6072.