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Q: Does your area have a mandatory spay/neuter law?

June 24, 2009 | By E G. | 8 answers | Expired: 1968 days ago

E G.

Is it working? Are there "cons" as well as "pros"?

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m s.
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Jun 25, 2009

I don't know if speying and neutering is mandatory -- but i do know that EVERYONE advises to do so for more than one reason. The pets live longer and are healthier for one; also, the management of the population.

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JerZgirl
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Jun 25, 2009

I agree with you on cats. I said that in my first sentence-but the laws are aimed at all pets. Unless something can be done that is just for cats.

If breeding is done right you rarely make money...for both dogs AND cats. Health tests, show expenses, the sheer cost alone of raising a litter is astronomical.

Unless the owner is a vet who owns both the male and the female and can vaccinate, dewrom, C-section, and tube feed MAYBE they can make money.

I would have to sell my puppies for 5 grand each to cover me expenses from showing to testing and trialing and feeding everyone.

So no, BREEDING DOES NOT MAKE MONEY if it is done right-unless you run a mill-then you can make tons of it. Its not just me-its all of my dog show friends that do things the same way.

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Prevost1580
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Jun 25, 2009


Jerzgirl,

Breeders do make money. My own family was in it,Cats & Dogs. A friend of mine breeds Yokies. She charges 1,500.00 per puppy.

Maybe you're not making money.

You are talking about dogs. I am "stressing" and pushing for mandatory S/N for all cats* until the overpopulation crisis is fixed. It is a huuuuge problem & that includes,purebreds. I know because I live it & witnessed it.

Do you really want your taxdollars fixing this problem,24/7?! Again! I am talking about *cats*

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JerZgirl
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Jun 25, 2009

I DO agree that no animal should be released for adoption from a shelter unless it is spayed/neutered...especially cats. But that is not the same as a MSN law.

Sorry Mike and prevost I have to laugh at the statements at all the money "breeders" make...I'm rolling in the dough here! Why am I even at work when I could be in Tahiti in my private plane!

Good breeders will rarely break even on expenses-the only breeders turning a profit are mills-which-guess what-COMPLY with the spay/neuter laws! So if you support these laws, you are letting the bad breeders stay in business and the good ones be forced to not continue. And remember, shelters see the products of bad breeders.

Also good breeders have contracts that demand the animal be returned to them if in the unfortunate incident the family cannot keep the dog/cat anymore.

If NJ is ever so imbicile to come up with something like this and it passes (doubt it because of all the breeders and shows in the area) guess who's going underground? everyone-including me! All for the sake of owning ONE intact dog that is kept in pristine condition. Ridiculous.

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Prevost1580
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Jun 25, 2009


MIKE!!!! I totally agree with you!!! It doesn't have to be forever but at least pass it for cats. Dogs do not overpopulate like cats do. Then again maybe pass it for pittbulls and I say this not because I dislike them ( not at all ) but because there are TONS!!!! in kill shelters.

BTW! Breeders need to be held accountable. There are tons of purebred cats in feral cat colonies.I know because I have some.

Do the math, if the breeder made made over a thousand dollars for a ragdoll cat or kitten and none of the kittens,whom were adopted, were ever fixed and then the ppl just dump the cat who isn't fixed,wherever! and he or she breeds with other cats or even worse,INBREEDS!

WHO?! do you think picks up the tab??? we, the taxpayers do! Not the breeder

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Jun 25, 2009

I wish we did. At least something temporary until we can get a hold on this overpopulation situation. Very soon they are going to require breeders to have permits to breed and the cost from what I've heard is $5000.00 per female. I think at least this is a step in the right direction and should knock some of these horrible "backyard breeders out of business.

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JerZgirl
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Jun 24, 2009

Thank goodness we don't have one.

The problem with Mandatory Spay/Neuter laws is that it covers ALL animals-not just the strays and the ferals. In fact the strays and ferals with no owners get off without being fixed!!! So where is the problem?

I think the problem is not with people not sterilizing their dogs its with poor ownership. Shelters have been over run with dogs abandonned or turned in due to negligence. These same people that leave their dog out in the yard on a 2 foot chain will NOT fall under the laws-mainly because the laws go after people that license their pets with the town or city. Do you think negligent owners will license their dogs??? No way.

Also these laws turn neighbors against each other-you have an issue with your neighbor-well turn him in for having a dog with testicles! The penalties are harsh too-fines up the wazoo (to justify the town's overinflated budget) even your dog getting seized by animal control...which brings me to my next point-

-Laws like these give AC officers the power to break into my home and steal my dogs based on the fact they are not fixed. Even if they are in perfect condition and health...solely on that. No search warrant either-think this sounds proposterous??? It happened a couple months ago in Kentucky to a pair of Mini Schnauzers.

If someone isn't going to get their pet fixed a law will not change their mind...unless someone turns them in. If people keep their intact animals outside with no food or water they shouldn't have the animal period.

Not only that the "breeder" exemptions set standards for people that run the equivalent of puppy mills...grated floors, drainage systems, concrete kennels-um excuse me?! My dogs live IN MY HOME and my puppies are raised underfoot with constant attention. I would have to move to have ONE LITTER of puppies.

So yeah many cons...though much like the Delorean Car, the Beta tape player, and Enron, spay/neuter laws look a lot better on paper than they do executed.

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Prevost1580
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Jun 24, 2009


Gawd! I wish!!! but I did recently learn that kittens or cats that are adopted by ppl from animal control, have to be fixed,first by our local SPCA and then the new owners are charged.

If all of the rescue groups/volunteers focused on Spay/Neuter,we would have less sad stories. Many of the rescue groups adopt out kittens that are not fixed.arrrgghhhhhh! and when I suggest waiting until they are fixed ( 12-15 weeks or at 3 or four pounds ) they act like I'm the bad cop.

In my opinion nothing should EVER be adopted unless it is fixed. NOTHING-

It should a law.

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