Comments on Chicago Puppies May Face Mandatory Spay-Neuter

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Nancy   Toronto, ON

3/12/2009 10:49:18 AM

This is part of the PETA mandate. One generation then gone. They know that every win they get makes it easier for the next. Please don't let this happen!!! I am not a dog or cat breeder, actually I don't even own a cat or dog! What I do know is PETA and HSUS have unscrupulous reasons to stop breeding.


I am not saying that laws do not need to be changed but mandatory spay/neutering is not one of them!

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F   LA, CA

3/12/2009 10:37:47 AM

MSN has repeatedly been proven to NOT work. This is another misguided piece of legislation

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Denise   Omaha, NE

3/11/2009 8:57:27 PM

This is ridiculous! I am very tired of the government coming in and telling us how to run our lives. I am sure a city the size of Chicago has many issues needing attention--homelessness, crime, gangs, other than too many dogs in a shelter. This type of law is nothing but a thinly veiled aggressive act against those of us who love purebred dogs and cats, and of course another way to increase tax revenues. If I choose to become a pet owner, the government should not have the right to come into my personal decision and tell me how I am going to raise and take care of my pet. Think about it, those that don't choose not to spay/neuter for whatever reason, have no fear of a $100 fine--since most of them will never be discovered anyway. This is nothing less than another grab at your wallet, and the government intruding into our personal lives. Wake up folks! This stuff is happening everywhere.

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Alina   Vero Beach, FL

3/11/2009 12:54:26 PM

I agree with some of these rules. But 6 months is a little early for a puppy to be
altered.

$100 is a lot of money for a fine. Many people don't have the money to even get their pets altered. It is a pretty pricey
procedure.

I agree that pets should be altered. But people are not thinking for the future. If every single cat and dog is altered. The 2 species will become extinct, because they won't be able to reproduce.

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S   3 Oaks, MI

3/11/2009 12:24:57 PM

I think most of these are really great ideas. I think the owner should have until 9 months to do it, but I'm sure the reason 6 months was picked is that females can go into heat at 6 months! They definitely should not get pregnant that young, but it is possible that they can, & a lot of people are unaware of that!

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Michele   Freeport, IL

3/11/2009 9:33:57 AM

We have fees to pay here in Freeport.But not as severs as 100 dollars.I think this is a little too extreme.

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karen   little rock, AR

3/11/2009 8:13:19 AM

It's great to help the issue... 6mos is the earliest you need to spay or neuter but 1yr is ok too.ya know!

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Donna   Limington, ME

3/11/2009 7:36:17 AM

I too, think that 6 months is too young.

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Moonlight   Henrico, VA

3/11/2009 4:33:26 AM

They should at least give the owner until a year. At 6 months they're still building immunity. What if they get sick or get a serious infection from the surgery...

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