Board of Supervisors green-lights new animal ordinance
August 23, 2011 4:07 PM
Natasha Lindstrom
Staff Writer

SAN BERNARDINO • Residents in unincorporated San Bernardino County who have violated a leash, licensing or other animal law will now be required to spay or neuter their dogs.

County supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved the new mandatory sterilization ordinance, which aims to reduce the amount of unwanted dogs and discourage irresponsible breeding.

The new law broadens county code that took effect in July 2010 requiring owners to spay or neuter their pit-bull type dogs, with exceptions for licensed breeders.

“The problem isn’t just limited to potentially dangerous animals,” said 3rd District Supervisor Neil Derry, who proposed the ordinance approved Tuesday. “It’s a problem for all dogs … We have a huge problem in San Bernardino County with abandoned animals.”

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