North Las Vegas, Nevada

  • All dogs and cats are required to be spayed or neutered, with certain exceptions.

6.16.010 – Mandatory spay/neuter of dogs and cats.
Subject to the exceptions provided in this chapter, no person shall harbor with the city of North Las Vegas any unspayed or neutered cat or dog. For purposes of this section and chapter, “harbor” means legal ownership, of the providing of regular care or shelter, protection, refuge or nourishment, or medical treatment; provided however that the term shall not include the providing of nourishment to a stray or feral cat or dog.

(Ord. 2418 § 1 (part), 2007)

6.16.020 – Exceptions to spay/neuter requirements.
A. The spay/neuter requirement set forth in Section 6.16.010 shall not apply if a licensed veterinarian certifies in writing and under oath that a specific dog or cat is medically unfit to undergo the required spay or neuter procedure because of a physical condition that would be substantially aggravated by such procedure or would likely cause the animal’s death.

B. The spay/neuter requirement set forth in Section 6.16.010 shall not apply to animals harbored by a pound, shelter, humane society of similar organization, whether public or private, the principal purpose of which is securing the adoption of dogs or cats provided that such organization has a policy and rules requiring the spaying or neutering of all dogs and cats placed for adoption by such organization.

C. The spay/neuter requirement set forth in Section 6.16.010 shall not apply to any dog or cat harbored by a person holding a valid dog or cat fanciers permit, as provided in Sections 6.08.040 and 6.08.050 of this title.

(Ord. 2418 § 1 (part), 2007)

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