Full Statute Name:  Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated. Title 44. Trade and Commerce. Chapter 40. Animal Shelters. Article 1. General Provisions. § 44-8021. Dog or cat possession; microchip scan; owner notification; definition

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Primary Citation:  A. R. S. § 44-8021 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  January, 2023 Alternate Citation:  AZ ST § 44-8021 Date Adopted:  2022 Historical: 
Summary: This Arizona law from 2022 requires an animal shelter to thoroughly scan for the presence of a microchip in the dog or cat and make a reasonable effort to contact the owner after taking possession of a dog or cat.

A. When taking possession of a dog or cat, an animal shelter shall thoroughly scan for the presence of a microchip in the dog or cat and shall make a reasonable effort to contact the owner.

B. For purposes of this section, “animal shelter” has the same meaning prescribed in § 11-1022.

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Added by Laws 2022, Ch. 207, § 8.

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