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Old 05-19-2019, 06:40 PM
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Default A dog rabies tag


So I was wondering if anyone could tell me the possible name of dog or owner on this tag? I found the the while metal detecting in the forest in my back yard.

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Old 05-19-2019, 07:02 PM
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Awesome find! That dog and its owners are long gone by now. I bet those vaccination records from that long ago have been purged.

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Old 05-19-2019, 07:38 PM
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Very cool find & in excellent cond. Congrats.

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Old 05-19-2019, 08:24 PM
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worth $35-$50 on fee-bay nice find
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Old 06-09-2019, 10:47 PM
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Hope it didn't fall off of Old Yeller! 😊

I just dropped in to see what condition my permission was in.

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Old 02-05-2020, 07:05 PM
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Dog names and owners are not usually ID'd on a Rabies tag. You'd probably only be able to track down the dog & owner thru the tag's issuing authority, i.e., veterinary practice, or municipality, and probably only for modern rabies tags (no more than 8-10 years old). I bet records would not be kept longer than that. Any veterinary employees here that can add to, confirm or refute this information ?

I have a 1949 tag issued by a national company(Pitman-Moore). It says:


They are a huge Animal Health company, more than 100 years old and now part of Dow AgriSciences. So, no local vet or municipality could be tied to my tag, making it nearly impossible to ID the dog/owner, 70 years later.


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Old 02-06-2020, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Stiffwrists View post
Awesome find! That dog and its owners are long gone by now.

For the dog i believe that immidiatly. For the owner i hope not. Could still be around with 80 or 90.

And for sure an awesome find indeed!

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Old 02-05-2020, 09:28 PM
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Awesome tag! Nice dig!

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Old 02-06-2020, 01:28 AM
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I recently came across this issue myself after finding a dog tax tag in my front yard. Initially I thought that Oliver referred to the name of the dog, however some research led me to discover that this referred to the issuing township. D.T.11 stands for Dog Tax and the year 1911. Using this information I contacted the issuing township who replied that all of those records were forwarded on long ago to the encompassing county's treasurers office. After contacting the county treasurer, they told me that they only kept 7 years of such records. While I'll never be able to trace the history of that tag any farther, it still is a really cool and semi-rare find as pre-1950s/60s tags seem to be uncommon. Congrats on the find!
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