The campaign features well-known local residents and their dogs. Staff members hope having them out in the community will help spread the word that licensing your dog is a benefit to owners, pets, and animal welfare funds in Eugene.
“It actually helps animal welfare officers help find your dog faster, and the money generated goes to support Eugene’s lost, injured and abused animals,” said Kelly Darnell, Interim Animal Services Manager.
The average cost of licensing a dog is $15 a year. The city’s goal is to double its licensed dog population by the end of the campaign.