Time to Pass a Spay/Neuter Ordinance

RECEIVED Thu., Aug. 14, 2008

Dear Editor,
    If puppies and kittens aren't born in the first place, then the city and armies of fosters don't have to spend time taking care of someone else's problem [“Does Austin Need Fixing? Ask Reno.” News, Aug. 8]. There is no reason not to pass a spay/neuter ordinance except that dog and cat breeders are afraid it's going to cut into their steady stream of untaxed money. Breeders threw a hissy fit, and the City Council got scared and backed off a spay/neuter ordinance. Austin City Council didn't get scared off the smoking ordinance. They did the right thing. But our City Council is not willing to do the right thing by our four-footed citizens. What a shame.
Cathy Olive
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