§ 90.16  ADOPTION; MANDATORY SPAY, NEUTER.
   (A)   Prior to the adoption of any animal from the Boone County Animal Shelter an application must be completed by the person wishing to adopt the animal.  The application is designed to determine the prospective owner's ability to care for the animal.
   (B)   Boone County Animal Control and the Boone County Animal Shelter are not obligated to sell or transfer possession of any animal in their custody.
   (C)   All dogs and cats adopted from the Boone County Animal Shelter or a licensed humane society must be surgically altered to prevent breeding.  The surgical alteration must occur within thirty (30) days after obtaining the dog or cat.  If the animal is a puppy or kitten it must be surgically altered within thirty (30) days after reaching five (5) months of age.  For the purpose of this section, "obtained" does not include any animal reclaimed by its owner.
   (D)   Any and all fees for adoption shall be set annually by the Director of Boone County Animal Control.
(Ord. 1995-13, passed 10-9-95; Am. Ord. 2003-09, passed 8-11-03)  Penalty, see § 90.99