This is forwarded from another post. It appears they are trying to push through state wide mandatory spay/nueter by 6 mos of age. Only exception appears to be dogs shown in the ring against breed standard and it carries a $300 permit fee. Please contact your local legislature representatives and let them know this is not the answer to their problem and it is a PROBLEM for responsible dog enthusiasts.
Moderators: Sorry if this isn't the right place for this
From: "Verjean Lunenschloss" <verjean.Lunenschloss@...>
Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2009 6:25 PM
Subject: [TX_Pet-Law] Texas S.B. 1845 Statewide MSN - Bill filed, to be heard in Senate tomorrow or early next week
Please read and forward to all in Texas!!!!!!!
Please cross-post this far and wide! Especially to anyone in Texas.
Please disseminate to all your club contacts throughout Texas. THIS WAS
FILED YESTERDAY, and was pretty much under EVERYONE'S RADAR!!! However,
we have the ability to get information out fast, and this needs your
I wanted to bring everyone up-to-date now that I have the complete
information, or at least I think I do. Section 830.000 and all
subsections of the above bill are completely NEW language attached to
the old Section 828. This will provide for STATEWIDE MSN as of
September 1, 2009 in TEXAS!!!! With basically NO exemptions. Under six
months, or with a veterinarian' s waiver, or "with a permit" for dogs
that will be bred. There is a very narrow exemption for show dogs being
exhibited where they are judged against a breed standard. There are no
provisions for hunting dogs, or other performance dogs to be left intact
or for mixed breeds to be left intact. We are not sure if that language
would exempt them IF they were left intact for the specific purpose of
breeding, and then the permit would be required. The legislation also
provides for a $300 permit which is to be issued by the local
authorities (your local Animal Control...) per intact animal. Read it
and weep. It was filed on the 11th. The Texas Senate reconvenes
tomorrow morning at 10am, and the House reconvenes on Monday at 2 pm.
I'm trying to figure out how to get an agenda for those days, to see if
this bill will be heard tomorrow.
http://www.legis. state.tx. us/tlodocs/ 81R/billtext/ html/SB01845I. htm