Aprille Hollis, spokeswoman for Maricopa County Animal Care and Control Center, holds a dog under the center’s care while discussing a law taking effect Sept. 30, 2009, that makes it easier for shelters to sterilize and implant microchips on dogs that stray or bite. Hollis and other supporters say the measure will help reduce animal overpopulation.
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