Saturday, November 24, 2007
Volusia County considering mandatory spay/neuter ordinance
The Daytona Beach News Journal has an article describing Volusia County's consideration of mandatory spay and neuter requirements for pets. The article notes that county attorneys have started looking at similar laws in other areas, and the Animal Control Board is considering various options for next year. In 2006 alone, the largest shelter in the county euthanized more than 11,000 unwanted animals. Proponents of mandatory spay and neuter ordinances note that the laws reduce the number of animals killed in addition to saving taxpayers money in costs related to dealing with large numbers of unwanted pets.