Proposal: permit required if owners don’t neuter pets

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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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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