Time to microchip your pets: Fines will be levied if not done by 2017

HARLINGEN — Officials are taking big steps to curb the number of dogs and cats euthanized in the city’s animal shelter.

One way they hope to do that is to require dog and cat owners microchip their pets. That is expected to help keep them out of the Humane Society’s animal shelter.

Officials also have proposed hefty fines for pet owners who fail to neuter their dogs and cats.

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