LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Tippecanoe County pet owners would be required to obtain a breeder’s permit if they don’t spay or neuter their pets under a proposal that’s headed for a second vote.
The Journal & Courier reports the proposed ordinance would require owners to spay or neuter their dogs and cats by the time they are 9 months old. Those who don’t comply would be required to obtain the breeder’s permit from the county’s animal control officer and renew it each year that the animal is not sterilized.
There would be no fee for the permit.
County commissioners have granted initial approval to the ordinance and plan a second vote Monday.