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Any dog or cat adopted from the New Castle/Henry County Animal Shelter must be spayed or neutered by a veterinarian.
(A) If the dog or cat is an adult, such operation must be performed within 15 days of adoption.
(B) If the dog or cat is young, it shall be spayed or neutered by the age of six months.
(C) Any dog or cat not so neutered or spayed within those time periods shall be reclaimed by the New Castle/Henry County Animal Shelter, without refund to the adopter, except if a veterinarian should determine that the dog or cat is physically unable to undergo such an operation within the time limitation, in which case the dog or cat is to be neutered or spayed as soon as the veterinarian determines it is able.
(Ord. 2452, passed 5-l7-82; Am. Ord. 2707, passed 4-4-88; Am. Ord. 3503, passed 3-5-07; Am. Ord. 3766, passed 4-3-17) Penalty, see § 90.999