The State Department of Health Services has proposed new rules governing permissible animal euthanasia. Among other requirements, city personnel under the rules would have to ensure that each animal proposed for euthanasia is “scanned for microchip identification.”

Each city that operates an animal shelter that euthanizes animals should review the rules carefully.

A copy of the rules can be read here:

Comments on the proposed rules must be submitted to the Department of Health by February 6.

TML member cities may use the material herein for any purpose.
No other person or entity may reproduce, duplicate, or distribute any part of this document without the written authorization of the
Texas Municipal League.

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