Officials say the program will help dog owners get their pets licensed at a lower cost. It will also help more pets find their way back home if they are lost. Close to 97 percent of the animals impounded at the Orange County Animal Shelter that are wearing license tags are returned to their owners.
A current rabies vaccination is required to license your dog. Dog owners get a discount on their license fee if their pets are spayed or neutered.
Licenses can be bought at the Santa Ana City Hall Finance Department.