Jodi Posted June 5, 2006 Report Share Posted June 5, 2006 Los Angeles County Spay/Neuter Ordinance If this works, it would be great. Does anyone know if any other city/county/state has tried something like this, and how it has worked out? To say the least, I'm skeptical. I can't see Los Angeles having the resources to enforce it. This particular part made me laugh: A second violation is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed six months or by a fine not to exceed $1,000, or by both such fine and imprisonment.They have a hard enough time keeping hardened criminals locked up due to overcrowding. So basically, where the resources are going to be drained is in the clerical work it takes to mail out all the notices to all the people in violation of this ordinance, sending them to collections, and trying to enforce the monetary judgments. Beyond that, how do they plan on putting this into effect? Is it only the dogs that are caught as strays that get enforced upon? Or are they going to go through their county licensing records and make sure everyone who has an intact dog competes in doggie sports? Are the police going to walk around with a microchip scanner and scan every dog he sees to make sure it has been chipped? And what about the myriad of dogs that aren't licensed with the county (which is probably right where the problem is ...)? Would love to hear some thoughts on this. Jodi Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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