A recent Montreal ban on pitbulls was very controversial – and so is another law taking effect in another Quebec city in less than two weeks.
In Laval, Que. over three thousand cats and fifteen hundred dogs are euthanized every year, mostly strays and abandoned pets. Last March, municipal council avoided breed-specific legislation, but did pass a bylaw requiring all dogs and cats over six months of age to be spayed or neutered, licensed, and microchipped. There may be some exceptions to spay/neuter, but only with a note from a veterinarian.
One resident has started a petition to stop the bylaw.
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