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(A) The owner of any dog or cat, four months old or older, living in the city must have a radio-frequency-identification (“RFID”) microchip implanted in their dog or cat. The fee for any city-performed RFID microchip implant shall be $25.
(B) For the purpose of this section, MICROCHIP is defined as an identifying integrated circuit placed under the skin of a dog or cat for the purpose of identifying the owner of the animal.
(C) If any dog or cat required by this section to have a microchip implanted is not in compliance on the effective date hereof, the owner will have 90 days from the effective date to comply with the requirements of this section.
(D) All dogs and cats impounded under §§ 91.105et seq. shall be implanted with microchip identification before being released from impoundment to their owners, and the implant fee must be paid before the animal will be released.
(E) All dogs and cats adopted through the Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter must be implanted with microchip identification, and the implant fee paid must be before the animal will be released to the adoptive owner.
(Ord. 483-F, passed 9-11-2012)