PASADENA ( — Pasadena city officials are considering a policy that would require pet owners to spay or neuter their dogs and cats after a city ordinance was passed earlier this week, the Pasadena Star-News reports.

The City Council Monday passed an ordinance that would require pets over the age of four months old to undergo the procedure, according to the report.

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The ordinance was proposed after a councilman requested that the city ban pit bulls. After determining Pasadena could not legally ban a specific dog breed, the plan was proposed by the Public Safety Committee, which worked in collaboration with the Pasadena Humane Society and the Department of Public Health.

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The city attorney is expected to draft the proposal in the next 60 days, according to the Pasadena Star-News.

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Similar laws are already in effect for pet owners in the city of Los Angeles as well as Los Angeles County, which includes unincorporated areas.