United Spay Alliance monitors developments in state and local spay/neuter legislation.
Spay/neuter laws in the United States are enacted at the state and local levels and cover topics such as—
- how spay/neuter public assistance programs work, who can qualify for them, and how they are funded;
- when spay/neuter is mandatory, including whether spay/neuter is required before an animal may be put up for adoption; and
- how dogs and cats are licensed, which often relates to spay/neuter.
The spay/neuter landscape continues to evolve as new legislation is introduced and enacted by states, counties, and municipalities across the country. You can follow key legislative developments by clicking through the tabs below.
We are constantly working to improve this legislative tracking tool. If you know of an important bill that should be added, or if you have a correction, please tell us through the “contact us” web form or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.