Posted: Aug 18, 2010 5:14 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press
New Orleans residents must now get a permit from the Louisiana SPCA if they don't want to spay or neuter their dogs.
The ordinance passed this year is aimed at reducing the number of strays and dogs that bite people - and at cutting an animal control deficit expected to exceed $1 million this year.
It requires a "breeder's permit" for any dog that is more than six months old and has not been spayed or neutered.
The SPCA says there's a $10 application fee and a $10 permit fee for permits through the end of this year, with renewals of $20 per dog starting next year.
It says it will begin enforcing the ordinance in October.
Click here for an application.