Two new animal ordinances were passed and enacted by the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors on May 17, 2011. These spay/neuter and microchip ordinances will become effective September 17, 2011.
In summary, Ordinance 2011-08 (Spaying and Neutering Impounded Dogs Prior to Release) amends Chapter 416-8 of the County Ordinance Code to require all unlicensed, unaltered dogs be spayed or neutered prior to their release from impoundment the second time they are impounded within a three-year period. To view the entire ordinance, click here
Ordinance 2011-09 (Microchipping Impounded Dogs and Cats Before Release) amends Chapter 416-8 of the County Ordinance Code to require that all dogs and cats impounded under Section 416-8.002 and placed in the Animal Service shelters be implanted with microchip identification at the time of their release from impoundment. To view the entire ordinance, click here