For years, Philadelphians had wondered why the city was handling licensing for dogs. Once the city received money for licenses what did they do with the money? No one knows. This year, Animal Care & Control has acquired authority to issue pet lenses. This makes more sense since they care for animals.I received my tag within seven days of paying for license. When pet licensing was run by the city it took 3-4 weeks to receive tag. No one ever answered the phones or response to messages left on machine.