LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County supervisors have passed a measure requiring residents in unincorporated neighborhoods to spay and neuter their cats.
Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of the proposal at a meeting Tuesday.READ MORE: LA Officially Bids To Host Games For 2026 World Cup
The Los Angeles Times reports 19,000 cats were euthanized last year — 70 percent of all felines brought to the county’s six shelters. Cats are euthanized in higher numbers than dogs, which are more likely to be adopted or reclaimed by their owners.READ MORE: New $500M Skyscraper Proposed For Sunset Blvd. In Hollywood
Residents in the county’s unincorporated areas are already required to neuter their dogs.
Supervisors will vote on a final proposal once the details are set. Officials are working to find low-cost vet services for cat owners.MORE NEWS: Buy Them Now: Shoppers Urged To Get A Jump On The Holidays Due To Global Shipping Problems
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