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New Hampshire House Bill 1309 seeks to reinstitute microchip-related requirements on animal shelters.  Specifically, the bill requires animal shelter facilities to have a microchip scanner on premises, to maintain a file of recognized pet retrieval agencies, and to scan animals for microchips upon admission if their owners are not known.  The American Kennel Club and the Dog Owners of the Granite State, our New Hampshire federation, both support HB 1309. 

Click here to read the text of HB 1309. 

HB 1309 is scheduled for consideration by the House Environment and Agriculture Committee on February 6, 2018, at 1130AM in Room 303 of the Legislative Office Building, 33 N. State St., Concord, NH 03301.  All New Hampshire dog owners are encouraged to contact the members of the committee and encourage them to support HB 1309.  

Comments to all committee members may be made via email at   Please address comments to Representative John O’Connor, Chairman. 

Individual committee member contact information may be viewed at

For more information, contact AKC’s Government Relations Department at 919-816-3720 or via email at; or the Dog Owners of the Granite State at