MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — If you love your pet, the City of Minneapolis has an incentive that could save you money and stress.

If you license your pet with the city, authorities will notify you if it gets loose and ends up in the hands of the state.

Pet owner Dodd Demas says having a licensed pet is a big help with they end up lost.

“When they’re gone, you worry about them, and it was really unsettling,” he said. “But we got him back because he was licensed.”

The city has also launched the “I Love My Pet” program, which offers discounts to pet owners at shops, restaurants and other businesses, like Surdyk’s and Bibelot.

Pet Licenses fees are $25, and they do need to be renewed every year.

Comments (5)
  1. Mike Merker says:

    I pay less then that every two years, but then I don’t have a mayor who desires $50,000 water fountains.

  2. dfcash55 says:

    Why I would pay the city $25 a year to keep a cat in my private home is beyond me…anything for money I guess.

  3. Ace says:

    In St. Paul last I heard it was $50 for an intact male.

  4. Olaf says:

    Ours is about $10 every 2 years.

  5. Nancy Aleshire says:

    Since when do you license a cat?. As a responsible pet owner, my cats have always worn collars with identification, been spayed or neutered, and had their rabies and distemper shots. My cats are kept indoors unless they had a completely screened in patio. I love and feed the birds (and squirrels) as well. I have always gotten licenses for my dogs, when I had them.

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