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A sample of the pet tags available at the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter. The IDs are being placed on every pet who's adopted and every pet who arrives at the shelter and is claimed by an owner. They're also for sale to the public. (Tribune photo by Anne Polta)

New project of Willmar, Minn., shelter focuses on need for pet ID tags


WILLMAR -- Pets with ID tags are more likely to be reunited with their owners -- and reunited sooner -- if they're ever lost.

It's a message the Hawk Creek Animal Shelter is trying to reinforce with a newly launched project to increase the number of companion animals in Kandiyohi and Meeker counties who have tags.

"It makes a difference," said Bobbie Bauman, director of operations for the shelter.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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