Yesterday, I posted the letter below with a few of my own subdued comments on my Dobermann Rescue blog here:
I am wondering, though, if the people in the companies behind the microchipping are aware of, for or against the proposal by our greedy Floridian veterinarians who want to take all privilges to microchipping away from everyone except them. That includes all of us in rescue. So far, all I’ve heard from are other rescuers and the ASPCA.
Where are you?
What are you doing to help us fight this?
Is this phenomenon solely due to our greedy Florida vets, or is this happening across the country?
I am going to post your responses on my blog as I, for one, am concerned about the silence from the microchipping companies that we have long-since been working with and would like some help/clarification from you.
Veterinarians? Do they have the final word on who injects the chip into a pet? If so, why is that?
Thank you sincerely for a prompt reply as the issue will be addressed by the Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine just next week, Tuesday, the 18th of March.