Spay and neuter bill before the Oklahoma Legislature

Tuesday, January 27th 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

There's a bill up for consideration in the next session of the Oklahoma Legislature designed to stop a growing problem in Oklahoma, dog and cat over-population.

The Tulsa City-County Animal Shelter takes in more than 15,000 animals each year and most of those animals have not been spayed or neutered. State Senate Bill 1130 would require neutering unless the owner has a permit allowing an exception.

Lois Sanford raises and shows golden retrievers. Sanford doubts such a law could be enforced, "I don't think it can be enforced without a huge amount of manpower."

Sanford fears the law would only penalize responsible breeders and she says they are not the ones contributing to the problem.