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ASPCA Funds Pet Microchip Scanners for 86 NYPD Precincts and Housing Police Service Area

Sergeant Kathleen Russell of the NYPD Patrol Services Bureau demonstrates how to use a microchip scanner on adoptable dog, Orson, during an all-day Animal Cruelty Investigations Seminar at the NYPD Police Academy on Saturday, February 10, 2018. (photo courtesy of ASPCA)

New tool advances the fight against animal cruelty as life-saving ASPCA-NYPD Partnership enters fifth year
The ASPCAannounced today that it is working with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) to provide pet microchip scanners to every precinct in the city – 86 in all – including Housing Police Service Areas (PSAs). The effort is part of the ASPCA-NYPD Partnership, which is now entering its fifth year. Microchips are subcutaneous identification implants, roughly the size of a grain of rice, used most commonly in cats and dogs. Each implant contains a unique serial number which can be read by a scanner and matched to a database containing the owner’s contact information. The scanners can help NYPD officers responding …

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