Cat microchip bill doesn't land on all fours

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Mar 01, 2009
By dvm360.com staff

DENVER — A Colorado bill that would have required microchips or identification tags for cats in large cities died in the state House.

The proposal was meant to reduce the number of abandoned and unwanted cats and facilitate the return of lost cats to owners. It also would have generated money for animal-related expenses in cities with populations over 100,000.

The Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) favored the legislation. It was referred to the Committee of the Whole with a favorable recommendation from the Local Government Committee on Jan. 22, but was dropped without debate on Feb. 6.