applies to all dogs and cats over 4 months old unless exempted (exemptions are written proof from a veterinarian that surgery would be risky, registered show dogs, service dogs and dogs used by law enforcement agencies)
violations would be subject to a $25 per day fine.
breeders would be restricted to one litter per year and have to show proof of a breeding permit number in their marketing.
breeding violations would result in an infraction fine of up to $500 per dog or cat.
Officials are counting on veterinarians to help enforce the new rules through education and follow-up phone calls to owners who have not spayed or neutered their pets.
There is more....right now this is for the unincorporated areas of the county and they are hoping that if it passes, it will go county wide.
Public hearing scheduled Tuesday 11/5 at 10 a.m. in the hearing room of the Hall of Administration at the Ventura County Gov't Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura Ca.