Licensing and microchipping is the best way to ensure the safe return home of your pet if it is lost or has strayed from home.
When an Animal Control Officer finds a stray animal, we try to identify and contact the owner. This is why a pet license is so important. A licensed pet can be returned to you faster and you can avoid costs associated with sheltering your pet. If the Animal Control Officer is unable to contact you or the pet does not have ID, a microchip or a license, we will transport the animal to the Everett Animal Shelter for safekeeping.