A Letter to the Microchippers – Avid and CAR

Hello Avid and CAR microchippers,

Yesterday, I posted the letter below with a few of my own subdued comments on my Dobermann Rescue blog here:

Rescue needs your H E L P ! by March 17

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.


About Helen

I'm a Southern California living in South Florida. I've been here for 10 years as of October 1, 2007. No matter where I live, I'm a dog lover, and my breed is the Dobermann Pinscher of the Working Group. I am also fond of the Australian Shepherd of the Herding Group. My life revolves around my dogs, which is something those family members of mine don't understand. So I'm an island in that respect, but have built friendships with those who are doggie lovers and respect the canine as much as I do. Some do rescue, some train in, compete in, and judge AKC trials. The common thread is our dogs are family.
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