Current Spay-and-Neuter Ordinances

The following is a list of communities that have either mandated spaying and neutering, instituted differential licensing, or placed restrictions on breeding.

The following states require mandatory spaying or neutering of all animals adopted from animal shelters:

Arizona
Arkansas
California
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Michigan
Missouri
Montana
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Mexico
New York
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Rhode Island
Texas
Virginia
West Virginia

 

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