Hi everyone! Thank you to everyone who commented yesterday. I appreciate everyone’s input and interest in this law. From the comments, I learned that microchips go between the shoulder blades, but can move so when scanning, it is important to check down the back and sides too. I also need to find out if there is a universal scanner that reads every kind of chip and what the cost of that would be.
It also seems there are not many laws about microchips out there. The next session isn’t until January so it is going to be a while, but I am glad that I have plenty of time to research. We are also planning to send a survey to vet hospitals, rescues and animal control to see how they feel about it. I also see many are divided on whether microchips should be required or not. The law I am working on is to scan for them, not to force people to get them for their pets. Having a microchip is useless if no one scans them. Thank you again for all your help.
Brody is getting braver:
Despite his grumpy look, I think he is happy here and he is getting much braver around us. Phoebe will be here tomorrow.