Make scanning for microchips MANDATORY on pets initial visit!

Make scanning for microchips MANDATORY on pets initial visit!

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Mandy Sutton started this petition to State Senator Royce West and

I’ve recently had my yorkie, Chloe, stolen after she got out of my fenced in backyard. The lady that took Chloe brought her directly to the Veterinary Clinic to claim ownership of her by having a technician place a microchip in her. The problem was this lady that took her claimed Chloe was hers and the technician never scanned Chloe for a microchip. If she had they would have known I, the owner, already had Chloe chipped for years. I could of had my dog back the same day she was stolen! Chloe was brought back to me two days later by the lady that took her because I made a public outreach within my community, which shared the video of her car. People identified her as being the one that took Chloe.  The lady realized she couldn’t keep Chloe and brought her back. Now Chloe has two microchips in her and this should have never happened. 
After contacting most veterinary clinics in my area, I’ve learned most of them do not scan animals in the first visit unless the person bringing them in request a scan or mentions they found the animal. I want it to be mandatory to scan all animals for their first time visit to check for microchips before placing another one, and to make sure they are not owned by another family. This is why manufacturers created them! This is why Veterinary Clinics sell them! Let’s start using them for what they are intended for! My dog should not have two chips in her and yet here we are. Please help stop this from happening to any other pet and family. Please sign the petition. 

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