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Calif. May Become First State To Require Microchips For Pets

Supporters of the microchip law believe it will cut costs at shelters by reuniting lost animals with their owners more quickly.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/26/2011

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West Covina-Area Pet Owners Face Fees For Failure To Microchip, Vaccinate

Local ordinances require dogs and cats over the age of four months to be spayed or neutered and to be “microchipped” with a tiny computer chip that identifies the animal and its owner.