A. All dogs, cats and ferrets released from the animal shelter shall be identified by a microchip. Animals not identified by preexisting microchip upon their arrival at the shelter shall receive an injected microchip. Animal control shall keep a record of all preexisting, legible tattoos and injected microchip numbers with a reference to the animal and owner for a period of 20 years after identification.
B. Any resident of the borough may have dogs, cats or ferrets owned by them microchipped by animal control, and a record of such microchipped identification number shall be kept as provided in this section. The owner shall pay the microchip placement fee.