Denver wants to increase pet license numbers

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DENVER -- The city’s new Animal Shelter Director, Alice Nightengale, is ready to increase what she calls dismal license registration numbers in Denver.

“Our data indicates only about 19 percent of pet owners bother to license their pets, dogs and cats,” said Nightengale. “We thing we can increase those numbers by putting registration material in veterinary clinics and the Denver Dumb Friends League adoption center. This will allow owners to have the needed information so they can continue to enjoy our off-leash dog parks.”

One of the dozen or so regulations for the city's parks includes a rule that only licensed pets may enjoy being off leash with other pooches.

You can register your pet online or in person at the Denver Animal Shelter, which is located just north of Alameda on the west side of the South Platte.