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Pet Tags

All dogs and cats four months of age or older residing within the Town of Cary must wear a pet tag. If your animal becomes lost and Animal Control locates it, information on the ownership of the animal is quickly obtained by checking the pet tag number with computer records.

The owner may complete an application form and procure a pet tag at any Town of Cary Community Center:

Bond Park Community Center, 150 Metro Park Drive, in Bond Park
Herbert C. Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave, adjacent to Town Hall Campus
Middle Creek Community Center, 123 Middle Creek Park Ave, on Middle Creek High School campus

Pet tags may be obtained for a one-time fee as listed below. Tags are not transferable from one pet to another. If the tag becomes lost, you will need to once again provide proof that your pet has been spayed or neutered.

Pet License Fees:

  • Non-neutered, non-spayed animal permanent pet tag: $50 one-time fee
  • Neutered or spayed animal pet tag: $10 one-time fee (Veterinarian's records required)
  • Microchipped and neutered or spayed animal: $5 one-time fee (Veterinarian's records required)
  • Penalty for not displaying tag: $20 one-time fee

It is vital to the safety of your pet to keep this information current, so please take the time to contact Animal Control by phone or mail with your change of address or phone number. There is no charge to update this information.

If you have questions regarding pet tag fees, please call (919) 319-4517.

For information regarding Cary's leash law, reclaiming lost animals, and other animal control topics, click here.