Texas Administrative Code
|TITLE 25||HEALTH SERVICES|
|PART 1||DEPARTMENT OF STATE HEALTH SERVICES|
|CHAPTER 169||ZOONOSIS CONTROL|
|SUBCHAPTER D||STANDARDS FOR ALLOWABLE METHODS OF EUTHANASIA FOR ANIMALS IN THE CUSTODY OF AN ANIMAL SHELTER|
|RULE §169.83||Animal Identification and Owner Notification|
Prior to euthanasia, each animal should first be scanned for microchip identification and searched for identification tattoos; at a minimum, the abdomen, inner thighs, and inside ear flaps should be searched for tattoos. If identification is located on an animal or the animal is wearing a tag(s), reasonable efforts to locate and notify the animal's owner shall be made and documented prior to euthanasia.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §169.83 adopted to be effective July 12, 2009, 34 TexReg 4527; amended to be effective December 1, 2013, 38 TexReg 8246|