Spay & Neuter

In 2009 the town determined that the unintended or uncontrolled breeding of dogs and cats within the county leads to many dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens being unwanted, becoming strays, suffering privation and death, being impounded and euthanized at great expense to the community, and constituting a public nuisance and public health hazard. It is, therefore, declared that every feasible means of reducing the number of unwanted dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens be encouraged.

Ordinance 2009-06

The Town passed Ordinance 2009-06 that states: No person may harbor a dog or cat 6 months of age or older within the Town of Ponce Inlet that has not been spayed or neutered unless such person holds an unaltered animal permit for each unaltered dog or cat, or unless the dog or cat is otherwise exempt under this section.

Further information on the ordinance may be found in Chapter 10 in the Town of Ponce Inlet Code of Ordinances.