Skip to comments.Pet Owners Balk At Mandatory Spay & Neuter, Microchipping Plan
Posted on 07/10/2012 11:19:35 AM PDT by BenLurkin
CANYON LAKE [CALIFORNIA} (CBS) A city in Riverside County will consider a plan to force all pet owners to spay and neuter their pets.
KCAL9′s Jeff Nguyen reports not everyone in the guarded and gated city of Canyon Lake located just east of Lake Elsinore likes the proposal.
Marlene Marichs dog Skylar is fixed and has a microchip, but she doesnt like the idea that the Canyon Lake city council is considering a plan to make the spaying, neutering and microchipping of cats and dogs mandatory.
Thats going too far, asking them to do that, said dog owner Marlene Marich. It should be up to the owners what they want to do with their dogs.
The proposed ordinance would make exceptions for commercial breeders, show dogs and cats, working dogs and animals that arent healthy enough for surgery.
Monica Mestas is an animal advocate who supports microchipping, spaying and neutering, but she says a mandate may cause more animals to be put to death at shelters.
It can happen when a pet runs away from home and it isnt fixed and the owner cant afford the fees to get it done.
The way people are strapped for money, and meantime impound fees are accruing, a lot of times people will just relinquish the animal, said animal advocate Monica Mestas.
Interim city manager Deborah Harrington told Nguyen over the phone the city has seen a rise in unwanted animals in the last year and the plan is a way to avoid euthanizing more animals.
But pet owners like Marlene Marich say the proposal would be impossible to enforce.
Basically, youd have to actually shave the dog to find out if theres a scar there, said Marich.
The City Council is expected to take up the matter on Wednesday evening during a public meeting. If the plan fail to garner approval, the council may break it into two separate proposals: one on spaying and neutering and a second on micro-chipping.
I’ve had two vets just blink stupidly when I mentioned it...:-\
pETA’s gotten its tentacles into everything.
Odin’s vet is obsessing over his yarbles now.
Gave him a ‘prostate exam’ and said it was ‘slightly enlarged but not too much to worry about’, *knowing* I’d worry, anyway.
I told that to my breeder friend and she said “OFGS! He’s *3* and she’s probably never felt an intact male’s prostate before!”.
She knows about my anxiety issues and the usual “all animals should be neutered” rant didn’t work so I guess this is our new approach to get his junk cut off.
Neuter Liberals, not dogs!
I think I would change to a breeder vet. But that’s just me. It’s like pediatricians possibly being in the pockets of baby formula manufacturers. I swear, everyone has an agenda these days, I don’t know how anyone gets good info if they don’t search it out carefully themselves (and then they have to have some idea that the info they are getting from people they are supposed to trust might be suspect).
If it's proper to require vaccinations to prevent the spread of unwanted germs and viruses, why wouldn't it be proper to require spaying/neutering to prevent the spread of unwanted puppies and kittens (with the mentioned exceptions)?
There’s a big push (& has been, for several years, now) by Wayne Pacelle & the Humane Society of the US re mandatory S&N, microchipping, & putting a limit on the number of pets a person can own. Some of it is through state legislatures, but there’s a lot going on at the local level. Most people don’t even know about it until it’s too late.
Most recently, they’re going after ethical breeders under the guise of “targeting puppy mills” & pet stores. (Puppy mills will get off scot-free, I guarantee it)
The agenda is to eliminate companion animals, entirely.
naiaonline. org (National Animal Interest Alliance)
& there are some groups for owners of Sporting breeds who are actively pushing back against this as well.
“Learn to swim, learn to swim, learn to swim”
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