A City of St. Louis pet registration costs four dollars ($4) if your pet is spayed or neutered or fifty dollars ($50) if you pet is unaltered.
The additional differential licensing fee for unaltered pets is per City Ordinance 65206, section 10.040.060, sub-section B.: The Health Department shall establish a fee of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) for each combined unit of corresponding vaccination-registration certificate and tag for the purpose of maintaining the system of vaccination-registration except that the fee shall be Forty-Six Dollars ($46.00) less for the vaccination-registration certificate and tag for dogs or cats that have been spayed or neutered. The fee shall be the same for all vaccination-registration certificates and tags issued, regardless of the length of time for which they are issued. (Click here for a complete copy of Ordinance 65206)
As an owner with 5 dogs, 4 Irish Setters and 1 PW Corgi. I would have no problem with this ordinance if passed where I live. 3 of our dogs are show dogs and are not altered. 2 are pets and are spayed. We have had 1 litter.
But, I do see 1 problem with this proposed ordinance. It is the same problem with "gun control". Only the law abiding citizens will obey this ordinance. The Millers and BYB will not comply. If they are caught in non-compliance, it is just considered part of the cost of doing business.
I like him a lot better than I like most people. To you he's a dog. TO me he's an adopted son who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly. I have no problem with any of these. <
They state new regulations for "hobby breeders" in the ordinance, but what about those that produce 20+ litters a year? They have no regulations? But people that only have one every other year do? RIDICULOUS!!!
A similiar ordinance passed this last December in Bexar County (Texas).
I do not have a problem with the licensing of the proposal. The way I look at it, if you're a legit breeder then you will have no problem getting a permit. What I do not agree with is the fact that you will be required to buy 2 different licenses. One for the "Intact dog permit" and another for a Breeder's Permit.
Also, in the one that passed here,,there were alot of complaints regarding the "dangerous dog" section. It states that if your dog barks too much, runs the fence line, or simply annoys / is disliked by your neighbors, they can report you to Animal Control. When an AC officer comes to your home regarding the complaing, HE is the one who will deem your dog vicious/dangerous! If the dog shows any sign what so ever, they will be impounded and possibly put to sleep. I think that is total BS,,if the dog does not know you, most likely he will bark,,duh. I thought that was the purpose of a dog, to alert you when someone they do not know is near or at your home.
Anyways, effective this month all the permits are required and as of late December, they did not have the prices available yet...hmmmm