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Post by centrop67 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:39 pm

The county I live in started issuing a different type of registration tag. Now, instead of the metal tag with a number engraved on it, you get a tag with a QR code on it.

You have to sign a paper the says that you understand that if Animal Services finds your dog, you WILL BE FINED.

I am not clear on why they needed the QR code to enforce this (they had a number on them before), but it might be a good idea. But, what's to stop someone from dumping a dog, and removing the tag beforehand?

Some commissioners friend or family's business probably just got a boost in sales. Isn't government wonderful?

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Re: Registration Tags

Post by SEL » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:04 pm

I get that they want to use the QR codes because it can store more information and link to a website that provides information about the dog, but does that mean that anyone who scans the QR code can access all that information stored about that dog? Like name, phone numbers, vaccinations, microchip #, etc.. Doesn't that make it easier for someone to steal a dog if they wanted to? That would be my concern. I've heard of cases of pure bred dogs getting stolen around here and I don't know if a tag like that would make it easier for someone to steal a dog. I guess it depends what information they can access and/or change.
Also, I agree that some idiots that just wanted to get rid of a dog would just take the tags off and dump the dog somewhere.
My DS has a license tag with just a number ID on it. But I also have a tag on her collar with a phone number. I see those on most dogs. If a dog gets out, the owner wants to be contacted right away, not contacted indirectly through the county animal services. My DS never wanders off, but I had a chihuahua who used to get out sometimes. He had the license tag and another tag with my phone number. So I'd get calls directly from a person who found him wandering around. Better than having him end up at the shelter or getting a fine from animal services! I know there are also a lot of people that don't even bother to license their dogs. I woudn't want to take that risk of getting a hefty fine for not even having the license.
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Re: Registration Tags

Post by centrop67 » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:48 pm

SEL wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:04 pm
I've heard of cases of pure bred dogs getting stolen around here and I don't know if a tag like that would make it easier for someone to steal a dog.
The thought of Radar getting "stolen" never occurred to me. I don't think it would be very smart for someone to try to steal Radar, anyway. :dsangry:
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I just see one core component of this new system: Money.

I wouldn't be surprised if the company that makes the tags is owned by a friend, relative, or campaign contributor of someone high up in the county government or the animal services department. I assume the QR code makes it easier to look up the dog owner, so they can collect more money in fines.

I am curious to see if the new tags (plastic) hold-up for a year. All of Radar and Leela's metal engraved tags before now are completely unreadable by year's end.
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Re: Registration Tags

Post by Joxgirl » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:53 am

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I am curious to see if the new tags (plastic) hold-up for a year. All of Radar and Leela's metal engraved tags before now are completely unreadable by year's end.
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Rogues pretty tags from Etsy look shabby now too. :cry: poor girl. She looks like a well-fare case. I better get her some new ones. Perfect gift for Valentines Day. :DSlove: 💕
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Re: Registration Tags

Post by Dutchringgirl » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:06 pm

I never put my tags on my girls anyway. Id ask why they change and what info is available if someone were to scan the code. Sadie and Cookie are chipped. I never chipped Thalie
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