Ventura County, CA: Breed-specific mandatory spay/neuter ordinance suggested

Breed-specific mandatory spay/neuter is breed-specific, and therefore carries with it all the flaws and inequalities of any law based strictly on what a dog looks like.

Ventura County Animal Services, headed by director Monica Nolan, is proposing the ordinance.
Contact info for Animal Services:
Mail: 600 Aviation Drive, Camarillo, CA 93010
(888) 223-PETS from within Ventura County
(805) 388-4341 if you are outside the County
info@vcar.us
* Please include the name of the person you wish your email directed to (Monica Nolan) in the Subject line or it might not be forwarded in a timely manner.

Animal Services intends to present the ordinance to the county board of supervisors and to cities within the county. Please be aware that the board of supervisors has NOT yet been officially presented with this proposal.
Board of Supervisors contact info:
Steve Bennett, steve.bennett@ventura.org
Linda Parks, linda.parks@ventura.org
Kathy Long, kathy.long@ventura.org
Peter Foy, supervisor.foy@ventura.org
John Zaragosa, supervisor.zaragoza@ventura.org

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steve.bennett@ventura.org; linda.parks@ventura.org; kathy.long@ventura.org; supervisor.foy@ventura.org; supervisor.zaragoza@ventura.org

Ventura County Animal Services considers ordinance to spay or neuter pit bulls

By Marjorie Hernandez
Posted August 1, 2011 at 7:07 p.m.

[…] Nolan said Ventura County’s ordinance would either be modeled after San Francisco County’s or San Bernardino County’s. There, owners are given a period of time to spay or neuter their pit bull after a first warning. In San Francisco city and county, a first violation would include a fine not to exceed $500. In San Bernardino, owners are fined $100 for the first violation, with subsequent offenses garnering up to $500 in fines.

Under Ventura County’s proposed ordinance, pit bulls that are registered with the American Kennel Club or the United Kennel Club would be exempt, Nolan said. In San Francisco, pit bulls under 8 weeks of age are exempt, as are dogs that cannot be spayed or neutered without suffering a serious injury or death because of a physical abnormality.[…]

Full article retrieved 8/2/11 from: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2011/aug/01/ventura-county-animal-services-considers-to-spay/

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