THE WORLD OF ANIMALS IN THE 21st CENTURY New & Efficient Online Dog Licensing Is Launched
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Health Commissioner Thomas R. Frieden recently announced the launch of a new online dog licensing system that will make it easier not only for dog lovers to protect their pets, but also for them to comply with the law. The new application, available at www.nyc.gov, also cuts the wait time for new licenses and renewals more than in half to approximately 10 to 14 business days. This announcement builds on the commitment of enhanced customer service, government efficiency and accountability that the Mayor made a focus of his 2008 State of the City speech. The Mayor and Commissioner Frieden were joined at the Hillside Park Dog Run in Brooklyn by Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Animal Care & Control of New York City (AC&C) Executive Director Charlene Pedrolie, and New York Council of Dog Owner Groups (NYCDOG) Vice President Matthew Parker.
"I've always believed in the power of technology to make government more open and accessible to the people it is supposed to serve," said Mayor Bloomberg. "That's the philosophy behind 311, which now allows for the online tracking of service requests, and we're trying to bring that same philosophy to all City agencies. Now, New Yorkers will be able to renew or obtain dog licenses quicker they have before."#