Sand Springs, Oklahoma

Cats and dogs over the age of 6 months must be sterilized, with certain exceptions.

Section 6.08.150 Spaying and Neutering Required.

a. Any person within the city limits who shall harbor, keep or possess a dog or cat over the age of six (6) months, other than a dog owned and used by the Police Department of the City as a police dog, shall have the dog or cat spayed or neutered, unless the owner has secured a Hobbyist Exemption Permit as required in Section 6.08.160 of this chapter. Documentation shall be maintained of spaying or neutering by an individual or entity licensed or otherwise qualified to perform such procedures by the laws, rules, and regulations of the State of Oklahoma, and shall be presented to any animal welfare officer, police officer, or other authorized employee or agent of the City upon request.

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