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New Los Angeles Spay and Neuter Law Goes Into Effect on October 1

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- LA Animal Services is reminding all Los Angeles residents that they have just one week to comply with the City's new spay/neuter law before formal enforcement begins on October 1, 2008.

On February 12, 2008, the City Council of Los Angeles approved a new law that requires all cats and dogs in the City to be spayed or neutered after the age of four months, with some specific exemptions allowed. Mayor Villaraigosa signed this ordinance into law on February 26, 2008, making Los Angeles the national leader in efforts to humanely decrease the number of pets abandoned and euthanized each year.

"Every year in California millions of cats and dogs are euthanized because they cannot find loving homes," said Mayor Villaraigosa. "This law shows our commitment in Los Angeles to controlling pet overpopulation, saving animals' lives and saving taxpayers millions of dollars."

"During these times of fiscal crisis it is reassuring that we can pull together as a community to help get the word out on this important new law," added Ed Boks, general manager of LA Animal Services.

The law provided a seven month "grace" period to give Los Angeles residents an opportunity to voluntarily comply with the law. The "grace" period ends on October 1, 2008. The Countdown Clock on LA Animal Services' website is a constant reminder that unless Los Angeles residents have proof that their dog or cat is exempt by reason of one of the exemptions in the new law, they will be in violation of the law and subject to civil and criminal penalties come October 1, 2008.

Failure to abide by the law after October 1, 2008 will result in an initial civil penalty of $100, which can increase to $500. Continued failure to comply with the law may result in the filing of a misdemeanor.

"We need to get the message out to LA residents about the seriousness of this new law that requires the spaying and neutering of pets," said Beth Shaw, president and founder of YogaFit(R), Inc., a campaign corporate sponsor. "Together, we can all make a difference and help reduce pet overpopulation."

To make a donation, please visit Social Compassion (, a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on a better future for animals, the environment and humanity. Donations will be used for the spaying and neutering of animals in the City of Los Angeles to help reduce pet overpopulation and save lives.

Spay Day LA takes place on Oct. 25-26 at LA Animal Services' West Los Angeles Care Center. For more information, visit

SOURCE Social Compassion
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