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Waltham Animal Control Gets Chip Scanner

Waltham Animal Control now has another to identify animals.

Waltham Animal Control now has the ability to identify lost animals by scanning microchips implanted in their body.

The Massachusetts Animal Coalition has donated a microchip scanner to the city that can be used to scan and identify lost animals as long as they have the chip inside of them, according to a MAC press release.

“I am very grateful for the generosity of Hopkinton Drug and MAC. This will definitely help me do the important work I do,” said Waltham Animal Control Officer Deanna Gualtieri in a statement. 

Hopkington Drug partly paid for the scanner through donations. 

Microchips have been used in animals for several years and provide a unique identification number, according to the release. The donation comes as a new state law requires ACOs to scan animals they take into custody for a microchip, according to the MAC. 

Sonja Wadman November 04, 2012 at 10:51 PM
This is wonderful news. Did Waltham have any scanners previous to this donation? Also, can you tell us if the City of Newton received a scanner from MAC, or if its ACO already has one? Thank you.

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