- Any impounded stray animal will be spayed or neutered at the guardian’s expense.
- All stray animals caught or impounded by animal control will be microchipped.
- Differential licensing charges $50 for unaltered animals and $4 for spayed or neutered animals.
- Any citizen who fails to comply with this ordinance will be fined.
Sec. 10.04.150 to 10.04.160 Release fees—dogs or cats. No dog or cat should be finally released unless procedures approved by the Health Commissioner to have it spayed or neutered and micro-chipped for identification have been followed.
Sec. 10.04.065 Neuter Assistance and Education Fund. All fees and penalties collected under the provisions of Sections 10.04.150 and 10.04.160, not to exceed Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000) each fiscal year, shall be deposited into a special fund to be known as the Neuter Assistance and Education Fund (the Fund). The purpose of the Fund shall be to offer financial assistance to qualified St. Louis City residents for the spaying and neutering of their dogs and cats and to create public awareness regarding efforts to control pet overpopulation in the City of St. Louis. … No dog or cat should be finally released unless procedures approved by the Health Commissioner to have it spayed or neutered have been followed.