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Ventura County Expected to Finalize Mandatory Spay/Neuter Ordinance For Dogs And Cats Today

Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 7:17am

Ventura County’s strongest plan yet to deal with pet overpopulation could get final approval today.

County Supervisors are expected to adopt an ordinance requiring the spaying, and neutering of most dogs and cats.

There are special provisions for pet breeders, who can get permits so they don’t have to sterilize their animals.

It also bans the commercial sale of certain commercial bred animals, as part of an effort by the county to combat “puppy mills.”

The ordinance also updates a number of other animal control related issues.

Ventura County has reduced the number of dogs, and cats it’s had to euthanize because of shelter overcrowding, but hasn’t reached its no-kill goal yet.

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