§ 12.127  DOGS, CATS AND FERRETS PURCHASED OR ADOPTED FROM THE ANIMAL CONTROL SHELTER; SPAYING OR NEUTERING REQUIRED.
   (a)   When a dog, cat or ferret, or other animal required to be sterilized by this city code, not previously sterilized is sold or released for adoption by the , the buyer or adoption party must sign a written agreement to have the dog, cat or ferret sterilized. If the dog, cat or ferret, or other animal required to be sterilized, is less than six months old, the buyer or adopting party shall agree to have the animal sterilized by the age of six months. If the dog, cat or ferret, or other animal required to be sterilized, is more than six months old, the buyer or adopting party shall agree to have the animal sterilized within 30 days of purchase or adoption.
   (b)   No , having agreed in writing to have an animal sterilized pursuant to this section, shall intentionally fail or refuse to have such sterilization performed within the time specified in the agreement. Violation of this subsection (b) is a misdemeanor.
   (c)   Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize the city to sterilize a dog, cat, ferret or other animal required to be sterilized, which has been reclaimed by its , or for which the period to reclaim as has not expired.
(Ord. 2010-28, passed 11-1-2010)