Want to own a pet? Now it’s much easier to get that cat or dog that you’ve wanted to complete your family. The Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Racine campus is joining the City of Racine Public Health Department in putting forth an initiative to improve public safety by providing 2019 pet licenses at no cost to City of Racine residents when they adopt a pet from the WHS Racine Campus in 2019. In fact, the program started on Monday.

Pet licenses require animals to have a rabies vaccination, so that will be provided to all dogs or cats over the age of 4 months that are adopted. These vaccinations improve public safety, and the licenses help to identify lost pets.

“This program eliminates financial barriers for new pet owners in the City of Racine to license their new family member,” said Anne Reed, president & CEO of WHS. “We hope this opportunity also brings more people to our Racine Campus to adopt a new companion.”

Within a month of adoption licenses and tags will be issued by the City of Racine and mailed to adopters. All associated fees for neutered/spayed animals will be waived for all City of Racine residents that adopt a cat or dog from the WHS Racine Campus this year.

To see available animals at the WHS Racine Campus, visit www.wihumane.org/adopt.