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Lost pet microchip scan measure signed into law in Illinois

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Illinois, United States - "Gov. Pat Quinn today signed a measure into law aimed at helping reunite lost pets with their owners by requiring animal shelters to be more diligent in checking for microchips that contain identifying information.

Shelters and animal control centers must scan for the chips, which are implanted between the shoulder blades, at least once within 24 hours of receiving a dog or cat.

A second scan is required before an animal can be adopted, moved to another facility or euthanized. Workers also must do a physical inspection to look for tags, tattoos or any other form of identification that could help locate the animal’s owner."

Read the full story: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/clout/chi-lost-pet-microchip-scan-measure-signed-into-law-20110803,0,1253636.story

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Credit: Monique Garcia - Clout Street, Chicago Tribune
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