World Rabies Day – Educate, Vaccinate, Eliminate

world rabies dayToday, September 28, 2016 marks the 10th annual World Rabies Day celebration! This day is used to educate people on the effects of rabies, so that more people get their pets vaccinated and thus help in the battle to eliminate rabies.

The Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC), World Health Organization (WHO), World Veterinary Association and the World Animal Protection Organization currently have a new campaign called “End Rabies Now” which is calling for an end to human deaths from dog-transmitted rabies by 2030.

“It is estimated that around 59,000 people die every single year from rabies – that’s a staggering 885,000 lives lost between now and the end of 2030. Victims are usually in impoverished rural areas in Africa and Asia. Most have limited access to healthcare, and treatment can be too expensive. The campaign will raise awareness in Europe and the United States, where canine rabies has largely been eliminated in most countries in the region, in order to ensure that control programs are prioritized within international development spending.”

To learn more about this campaign visit:

To learn more about World Rabies Day visit:

Don’t Forget Your Applicator!

Some of National Band & Tag’s products require an applicator to completely seal the tag or band shut. When this is required NB&T has the applicator available, we recommend using our style because we manufacture them all in-house (with the exception of plastic applicators) so that they match perfectly with their band or tag.

Products that require an applicator include Butt-End leg bands, metal adjustable and non-adjustable leg bands, Self-piercing ear tags and wing bands, apron tags, fish tags, and pelt tags. Applicators can be found on the same webpage as their matching product.

Here are a few:





sheep tag applicator








Paint-Filled Tags

Want your tags to stand out?

White and black paint fill is available to help stamped characters and logos stand out to be highly visible and easy to read!

Dog and cat tags and industrial tags will be an additional $.15 each (per side). All other tags (wing bands, leg bands, mouse ear tags, etc.) are $.06 each (per side).

All of our paint fill is done by hand so we ask for an additional 1-3 weeks on your order, depending on the quantity and size of your tags to be paint filled.

White paint fill is recommended for: red, green, blue, purple, and black colored aluminum tags.

Black paint fill is recommended for: gold, yellow, orange, white, and plain colored aluminum, stainless steel, and brass tags.

Check out the comparison below of tags with and without paint fill!

paint fill black

Black Aluminum with White Paint Fill

paint fill blue

Blue Aluminum with White Paint Fill

paint fill brass

Brass with Black Paint Fill

paint fill gold

Gold Aluminum with Black Paint Fill

paint fill green

Green Aluminum with White Paint Fill

paint fill orange

Orange Aluminum with Black Paint Fill

paint fill plain alum

Plain Aluminum with Black Paint Fill

paint fill red

Red Aluminum with White Paint Fill

purple bone shaped tags

Purple Aluminum with White Paint Fill

paint fill stainless

Stainless Steel with Black Paint Fill

paint fill turquoise

Turquoise Aluminum with White and Black Paint Fill

paint fill white

White Aluminum with Black Paint Fill

paint fill yellow

Yellow Aluminum with Black Paint Fill

Custom Napkin Rings

Create a completely custom set of metal Napkin Rings for any occasion! Now available to be laser etched with names, dates, logos, monograms, and more. Available with a monogram, names, or initial in a pack of 8 for $25. For completely customized sets (logo, name and dates, images, etc.) or for bulk orders, please call for a quote.custom engraved napkin rings

The pack of 8 custom napkin rings make great gifts for:

  • Bridal parties
  • House warmings
  • Engagements parties
  • Holidays

Or get them in bulk to personalize large events such as

  • Weddings
  • Corporate gatherings
  • Church fundraisers
  • Retirement parties

For the pack of 8 just fill out the order form here:

For bulk orders give us a call at 859-261-2035 or email us at [email protected]