Despite record low shelter numbers, and over ten thousand dogs per year brought in to San Diego County from Mexico, the City of Chula Vista has drafted a mandatory spay/neuter ordinance.
Public hearings will be held on the City of Chula Vista's proposed mandatory spay/neuter law. They will be taking questions. The law has "exemptions" for breeders.
Chula Vista City Hall
276 Fourth Ave.
(Fourth and F St)
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Monday October 17 @ 6 pm
Thursday October 20 @ 1 pm
Saturday October 29 @ 9 am
- MSN laws drive up shelter numbers.
- More people will drop out of the licensing system.
- Noncompliance with rabies vaccination and licensing creates a public health risk.
- Mainstream animal welfare groups who OPPOSE MSN -
- American Veterinary Medical Association
- American Humane Association
- Best Friends Animal Society
- The American Kennel Club
- Alley Cat Allies
- the ASPCA
- American College of Theriogenologists
- American Dog Owners Association
- California Federation of Dog Clubs
- American Herding Breed Association
- National Organization of Dog Obedience Instructors
- International Association of Canine Professionals
- California Responsible Pet Owners Coalition
- Concerned Dog Owners of California
- Save Our Dogs
- Mandatory spay/neuter has been a failure wherever it has been tried
- The vast majority of owned animals are already sterilized. Voluntary collaborative educational efforts are working. Punitive laws will reverse this success.
- Feral cats are more than half of all shelter intakes. Their numbers will not be reduced by any mandatory spay/neuter law. If anything, feral cat caretakers will be fearful to participate in TNR programs for fear of facing penalties and fines.
- Spaying and neutering can produce many serious adverse health effects. Sterilization should be a decision between an owner and his veterinarian, and not mandated by government officials.