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It shall be unlawful for any person to keep, possess or maintain within the city any rabbit, guinea pig, pigeon, chicken, turkey, goose, duck, peafowl, or any other fowl in any pen, enclosure, or other structure within 50 feet of any residence or building used for human habitation, other than that of the keeper or owner of such animal, or within 50 feet of any church, school, hospital, convalescent home, or nursing home. Such distance of 50 feet shall be measured in a straight line from the nearest point of any pen, enclosure, or other structure in which such fowl or animal is kept to the nearest point of such residence, church, school, convalescent home, or nursing home. (Ord.10-63 A & B)
In 2014 at the Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center, 49 pets with microchips were safely reunited with their owner.**
*Statistics are from homeagainid.com and avidmicrochip.com.
**Statistics are from Chameleon software used by Brownsville Animal Regulation and Care Center.
2. Scan the microchip to determine that it is functional, and that the ID code matches the accompanying barcode labels.
3. Implant the microchip, then rescan the pet to verify that the microchip can be localized.
4. If your pet ever gets lost or stolen, shelters and veterinarians can scan the pet for a microchip and retrieve any owner information from the database.
5. Once owner’s information is retrieved the pet is returned safely home.