New law helps reunite lost pets with loved ones

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - A new law signed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will help reunite lost animals with their loved ones by asking shelters to take an extra step.

The law requires shelters and other rescue organizations to take in all lost or stray animals and check each one for a microchip or other identifying marks.

It will also standardize microchip scanners and chip technology across the state.

Senator Jim Tedisco, who helped co-sponsor the bill, said the law will “help reunite more lost pets with their families, ease over-crowding at rescue shelters, and reduce unnecessary euthanasia.”


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