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6.02.085 Mandatory spay/neuter for impounded dogs and cats – Deposit – Refund – Exception.
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A. Mandatory Spay/Neuter – Deposit. No unaltered dog or cat that is impounded more than once in any 12-month period may be redeemed by any person until the sum of $35.00 is deposited with the animal control agency to cover the cost of spaying or neutering the animal.

B. Refund. The alteration deposit shall be refunded upon a showing of proof of alteration from a licensed veterinarian.

C. Exception. The alteration deposit shall not be required if the owner or other person redeeming the animal provides a written statement from a licensed veterinarian that the spay or neuter procedure would be harmful to the animal. [Ord. 260 § 2, 2001; Ord. 40 § 1, 1996.]