Pet license checks begin in April
April 3, 2014
A trained, professional canvasser working for Regional Animal Services of King County and the city of Newcastle will soon go door-to-door in an effort to ensure pets living in the city are properly licensed.
The canvasser will visit homes on weekends April 5 through 27 and on May 4. The person can be identified by a county name badge and logo shirt, and will carry business cards and pet licensing documents.
All cats and dogs 8 weeks old and older living in Newcastle are required to be licensed by King County. Canvassers will not give citations for unlicensed pets, but will issue temporary licenses, which allow 30 days for the purchase of permanent tags.
The canvassers are sensitive to privacy concerns, and will not, for example, peer in windows or over fences looking for pets. They won’t enter homes and will avoid houses clearly labeled with “No Trespassing” or “No Soliciting” signs.
Permanent pet licenses can be obtained at Newcastle City Hall, 12835 Newcastle Way, Suite 200, or online at http://1.usa.gov/1hbv1u0.
Learn more about the benefits of licensing your pet at www.kingcounty.gov/safety/regionalAnimalServices.