August 14, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 33

Chipping In: Stray Pets To Be Scanned For Microchips

Glasgow PD Acquires Microchip Reader

The police, the animal pound and the vets in Glasgow are all on the same page now, recommending microchipping pets so they can be identified and returned if they get lost.

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Police Chief Bruce Barstad recently displayed the microchip reader the department just acquired for the pound. Any stray pet will now be scanned immediately, and if it has been chipped, the owner can be identified and called to take their pet home.

He tested it on the city clerk’s cat. Stacey Amundson had the cat chipped six years ago in Ohio. The reader worked perfectly, even on the older chip, putting out up-to-date c...

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