Q: Do any States have a spaying/neutering law?

September 26, 2008 | By Denise T. | 11 answers | Expired: 2674 days ago

Denise T.

With all the people that have lost their homes to foreclosure, shelters are seeing an over abundance of pets being dropped off at their door because people can not keep them. As we make steps toward closing down all of the horrendous puppy mills, these pups need to find homes. We have many, many homeless pets in this country. With that in mind, why doesn't every State REQUIRE proof of spaying/neutering along with rabies vaccines when we license our pet unless we are a licensed dog breeder? Where I live they just give out licenses at a reduced fee if you have proof of your pet being spayed or neutered.

Readers' Answers (11)

Oct 02, 2008

L.A. pets must be spayed or neutered
New law requires dogs, cats to be sterilized before reaching 4 months old

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My dog was abandoned by her previous owners because she was pregnant and they didn't want to deal with it. They didn't even take her to a shelter, they just put her out and pretended not to know about her. I found her in the bushes, and their young son told me it was their dog but his mom didn't want it because it was pregnant.
I asked an adult at the residence in question, and denied that it was their dog. Little boy sure knew a lot about the dog and its history if it wasn't their dog!!!

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Tommy T.

Oct 05, 2008

We all live in a soceity that adores the dollar bill and not bills that regulate responsiblity. Until more folks start taking action we will continue to see some breed and breed. and the organizations that promote breeding like the AHQA and the APHA for horses. they are the reason horse slaughter plants existed in america for so long and illegal. for more info visit SaveDaHorses.org

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Sandy S.

Oct 06, 2008

West Virginia only requires the spay/neuter of animals adopted from shelters. Unfortunately, there is no incentive to spay/neuter by having a license differential fee.

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