Although getting your dog registered is not mandatory depending on the city in which you are residing, it does offer a number of benefits other than ensuring a record of your pet with local authorities.
Here are some of the few benefits of registering your dog:
- Avoiding Punishment in case of dog-bite:
In case of a dog bite, having your dog registered can avoid punishment as well as potential hassles with municipal authorities. The certificate of registration is proof that your dog is vaccinated against rabies and other diseases.
- Locating your pet
In the unfortunate scenario where one’s pet gets lost, a pet license number can be used to identify and unite them with their owner.
- Dog Shows
Most prominent dog shows and festivals require the participants to have their pets registered. It will not be possible to register your pet if they do not have the required documentation and identification.
- Proof of Ownership
In case of dispute, the registration certificate acts as a proof of ownership with your pet.
Getting your pet registered requires you to provide vaccination certificates against rabies as well as their annual vaccination report. Hence registration encourages pet parents to get their pets vaccinated routinely.
- Funds for a good cause
The money which is collected from registration and renewal is used for noble causes such as funding animal shelters, investigating incidents of animal cruelty and rescue operations during natural disasters.