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Letter From Becky Robinson Supporting Texas Microchip Scanning Bill

24 days ago   |   By Alley Cat

The following letter by Becky Robinson was sent in response to Texas legislature's consideration of H.B. 204 on a bill requiring animal shelters and releasing agencies, including rescues, to scan an animal in their custody for a microchip “as soon as practicable.”
May 7, 2021
Senator Paul Bettencourt, Chair
Senate Committee on Local Government
Texas Legislature
P.O. Box 12068
Capital Station
Austin, Texas 78711
Dear Chair Bettencourt, Vice Chair Menéndez, and Committee Members:
On behalf of Alley Cat Allies and our over 650,000 supporters, I am writing to urge you to support H.B. 604, An...
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Texas Passes Lifesaving Microchip Scanning Bill Into Law

24 days ago   |   By Alley Cat

In a lifesaving win for animals, Texas has officially passed into law a bill requiring animal shelters and releasing agencies, including rescues, to scan an animal in their custody for a microchip “as soon as practicable.” The act will officially take effect on September 1, 2021.
Alley Cat Allies President and Founder Becky Robinson wrote a letter of support for the bill, H.B. 204 , to ensure Texas legislators were aware of the critical need for immediate microchip scanning protocol. Microchipped cats are 20 times more likely to be reunited with their families than cats who are not...
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