Contra Costa Animal Services Introduces Powerful New Tool to Get Lost Pets Home Sooner
CCAS/PetHub Partnership: Pet Identification for the 21st Century
CCAS is excited to announce that we are now partnering with PetHub to ensure lost pets in Contra Costa County find their way home as quickly as possible.
Beginning July 1, 2021, CCAS will begin issuing our new PetHub tags for all new license applications and renewals. And if you’re as excited as we are about these awesome new tags and simply cannot wait until your renewal date to get your updated tag – don’t worry, we are also accepting replacement license applications.
PetHub’s system links a physical ID tag to an animal’s online profile that can be accessed through an encrypted connection by anyone with a mobile device, whether a smartphone or standard cellular phone. That profile can be updated free-of-charge at PetHub.com to allow the owner to list emergency contact information, including that of anyone who helps care for the animal, such as spouses, pet sitters, veterinarians, and other family and friends. Optional upgrades include “found pet” alerts, GPS notifications, and a way to broadcast a missing pet’s profile to local shelters and businesses (think “Amber alert,” but for pets).
This is a powerful new tool that we are providing to pet parents in Contra Costa County that will support our goal of getting pets back to their families more quickly and reducing the number of lost pets coming into our shelter.
Check out the graphics below to see how the new PetHub tags work.
To learn how you can get your PetHub tag, visit our licensing page.