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(a) Pursuant to Health and Safety Code § 122331, no person shall own or keep a Pit Bull over the age of four months which has not been spayed or neutered, except as provided in Subdivision (b) below. For purposes of this Section, “Pit Bull” is defined as any Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier breed of dog, or any mixed breed of dog which contains, as an element of its breeding, any of these breeds so as to be identifiable as partially of the breed of Staffordshire Bull Terrier or American Pit Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier.
(b) The following Pit Bulls are exempt from Subdivision (a) above: a purebred Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier or American Staffordshire Terrier, recognized by and registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC), United Kennel Club (UKC), or other national registry; a dog used by a law enforcement agency for law enforcement purposes; a qualified service or assistance dog as defined in Food and Agriculture Code § 30850; a dog which is unable to be spayed or neutered without a high likelihood of suffering serious bodily harm or death due to age or infirmity and the owner or keeper of such dog provides to the Health Officer written confirmation of the condition from a licensed veterinarian; a dog used for breeding at a licensed breeding kennel as defined in § 32.0301.
(Ord. 4114, passed - -2010)