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Chip'em, Danno

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Speaking today at a candidate forum in Tama County, Dr. Bertroche said: "I think we should catch 'em, we should document 'em, make sure we know where they are and where they are going. I actually support micro-chipping them. I can micro-chip my dog so I can find it. Why can't I micro-chip an illegal?"

I mean, who can argue with that, right?

More seriously, I'm not completely sure this is even how the microchips we put in dogs and cats even works, is it? My dog Simon actually has one of these microchips implanted in the scruff behind his neck. But as far as I can remember the reason you put one of these in is so if your pet gets lost and someone finds him or her, they can be scanned and identified and brought back to you. I don't think it's like a dog LoJack or something. It's not like a transponder that you can track someone with. But maybe there's a vet out there who can set me straight on how all this works.

And if you think that's chilling, try this one out for size. Dr. Bertroche ain't no foot doctor. He's a psychiatrist.