Animal Welfare

Responsible Pet Ownership

The four principles of responsible pet ownership:
  • Permanent identification for pets - a collar with a rabies tag or an embedded microchip provide assurance that pets will be returned home if lost.
  • Spay / neuter - prevents unwanted litters of puppies and kittens and overpopulation of animals.
  • Provide training / physical care / socialization / medical attention - ensure that you pet stays healthy, plays well with others, and behaves in social situations.
  • Do not allow pets to become a threat or nuisance in the community - practicing the above list will help prevent threats and nuisances in our community.
Many times animal welfare ordinances are a direct result of a lack of responsible pet ownership practices. If you need more information on pet ownership, please contact Canine Crusaders.