Lost and Found

Paws Up!

To the California state assembly for passing the nation’s first mandatory microchipping-of-pets bill.

According to a news story , “Senate Bill 702 would take effect [once Governor Jerry Brown signs it] Jan. 1, 2012, and require dogs and cats to have an identifying microchip about the size of a grain of rice implanted beneath the skin between their shoulders when they are adopted from a shelter or when lost animals are claimed by their families.”

Photo by Tamboko the Jaguar

Further, “An American Veterinary Medical Association study found that 73 percent of microchipped pets are likely to find their way home from a shelter. In California, only 11 percent are making their way home now, data suggest.”

Microchipping saves lives.

Take Action: California residents, contact the governor’s office and ask that he sign this bill today.

The Honorable Jerry Brown
Governor
State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tele. No.: 916-445-2841

Source:
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_0701-0750/sb_702_bill_20110826_enrolled.htm

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