L.A. County will require cat owners to spay or neuter and microchip their pets
Los Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday passed a long-awaited mandate for residents of the county’s unincorporated areas to spay or neuter and microchip their cats.
Although the number of stray dogs euthanized in county shelters has dropped in recent years, cats that get picked up continue to face grim prospects. Last year, the county Department of Animal Care and Control impounded 28,911 cats, and 21,055 of them were euthanized.
The county already requires dogs to be spayed or neutered and microchipped.