An ordinance passed by the Dallas City Council now requires all dogs and cats to be microchipped. The tiny chip, approximately the size of a grain of rice, is injected just beneath the surface of the pet’s skin between its shoulder blades. Once in place, a special reader can identify the animal if it gets lost, or if an emergency situation arises.
Under the previous ordinance, owners were required to register their animals annually. The new guidelines eliminate this requirement.