Lawton City Council wants an ordinance requiring pets to be microchipped |  News

City Council members like the idea of ​​requiring Lawton pet owners to microchip their dogs and cats.

The council indicated approval of the city staff proposal Tuesday. Animal Welfare Superintendent Roy Rodrick outlined progress on a requirement that he said numerous municipalities across the country have already imposed on their pet owners. (No state has taken that step yet, according to the American Kennel Club.) All the council did on Tuesday was indicate its support; city ​​staff will develop the ordinance which will be returned to council for a vote.