New Pet ID Cards To Give Owners Peace Of Mind During Emergencies

Sophia Hall
October 18, 2019 - 2:01 pm
Laura Curran Pet ID Cards

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MINEOLA, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — Nassau County on Friday unveiled new pet identification cars in light of National Animal Safety and Protection month.

County Executive Laura Curran joined representatives from the Town of North Hempstead Animal Shelter announced the new ID cards so if a resident is ever in an accident, emergency personnel will immediately know that there is a pet that needs to be taken care of.

“If you're ever in a situation where you can't speak, this card will do the speaking for you. It's also important when you think about locks on phones, getting that very important contact information is even more difficult,” Curran said.

The pet ID cards will be available at numerous location in the county for free, including senior centers.

Pet ID cards

Residents simply fill out the card with the information regarding their pets and emergency contacts and then place it in their wallets.

“Individuals no longer have to worry about what will happen to their furry friends during an emergency. The I.D. cards will help give owners peace of mind and ensure that their pets are safe and cared for in the event they become ill or injured,” said North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth.

The Nassau County Police Department will work to inform officers that the cards exist and ensure that personnel check for it while looking for other emergency contact information.