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Require NYC Dog Owners to Spay/Neuter

Every year, more dogs are euthanized than adopted because of the overwhelming number of unwanted births. By requiring owners* to spay or neuter their dogs and reducing the number of new puppies flooding the shelters, we can give the already sheltered dogs a better chance of getting adopted and finding a loving home. 

Not only will this benefit the shelter dogs, but spayed/neutered dogs live on average up to 1-3 years longer and have less behavioral problems.  ASPCA has done an excellent job with low-cost Spay/Neuter Programs

Why isn't this petition nationwide? Because we need to start small. Get one city to make a law, and the rest will follow!

* Breeders will require a special license.

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    Jamie Baldanza started this petition with a single signature, and now has 335 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.