Rabies Tags

Jackson County Animal & Rabies Control

Dogs and cats get digital ID tags in the new rabies tag program through Jackson County Animal and Rabies Control and PetHub.

PetHub, the world's fastest way to get lost pets home, and Jackson County Animal and Rabies Control have teamed up to offer four-legged family members a new 21st-century ID tag that promises to increase the chances of a lost animal's return while reducing the number of animals in shelters.

"96% of animals returned by PetHub are home in less than a day before they enter a shelter," said Officer Killman "That's the kind of powerful tool we want to give pet parents in Jackson County." Such results will support Jackson County Animal and Rabies Control in its goal of getting pets back to their families more quickly and helping to reduce the number of animals in the shelter.

"Over $2 billion is spent annually by shelters in the U.S. to provide food, critical care, and a safe bed to lost animals," said Tom Arnold, Founder of PetHub. "Our goal is to get a lost dog or cat home before it can become injured through fights with other animals, taken in by strangers thinking the dog is homeless, or enter a shelter."

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 a standard cellular phone. That profile can be updated free of charge at the PetHub Website 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).

The new licensing program will launch on January 1st, 2022. It is important to note that only animals living within the Jackson County service area are eligible for this opportunity. "Starting January 1st, anyone registering a new rabies tag through rabies shots with their veterinarian will receive the new digital ID tag that is 'powered by PetHub,'" said Officer Killman "We are incredibly excited to bring these new, durable, modern and effective pet ID tags into our community."

About PetHub™

PetHub, Inc., is focused on getting lost pets home faster and safer than any other solution available by utilizing current and new technologies, including QR-coded pet ID tags, NFC wireless technology, GPS mapping, and real-time notifications. 96% of PetHub recovered “pack members” are home again in under 24 hours. The company has multiple software and hardware patents pending on its ID tags and Internet services. Success stories can be found on the PetHub Website. PetHub is available in English, German, French, Dutch, and Italian languages.

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Jackson County Animal Control
1001 Walnut Street
Murphysboro IL, 62966

Lorien Clemens, CEO
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Phone: 866-795-8440, ext. 704