Microchips at animal shelter
One of the good things the Town Lake Animal Center does is to microchip all adopted animals. The cost of microchipping is included in the adoption fee.
Microchipping is extremely helpful in identifying lost pets and returning them safely home. However, the irony is, if an animal has been found dead by the side of the road and the city picks it up, the city does not scan the animal for microchips nor notify its owner if it is wearing a collar. This makes the city’s requirement for pets to be microchipped moot and unnecessarily increases adoption fees.
Many pets are killed by cars and left by the road. Why doesn’t the city honor its own requirements, check for microchipping and notify worried/grieving pet owners of their pets’ demise?
BarBara courtney email@example.com