State Assembly Approves Mandatory Spay/Neuter Bill
Republicans Voice Their Opposition
Assembly Bill 1634, by Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys, was approved by the Assembly today. The bill would impose a statewide mandatory spay and neuter law for all cats and dogs in California.
Individuals would be prohibited from owning a cat or dog over the age of 4 months that have not been neutered unless they obtain a permit from government officials. Assembly Republicans called the proposal “unworkable” and argued the measure usurps local control and forces pet owners to pay a costly new fee.