Reichert Signs Mandatory Spay/Neuter Law for Macon | News
Thursday morning, Macon Mayor Robert Reichert signed a law that makes spaying and neutering mandatory for pet owners. That's according to Chris Floore, spokesperson for the mayor's office.
City council passed the legislation with an 8-5 vote Tuesday night.
The law does allow for exceptions, such as show dogs and hunting dogs. People who do not meet the exceptions but still do not want to spay or neuter, can pay an annual licensing fee. A pet owner who does not pay the fee will receive a citation for their first offense, but after that, they will face a fine of up to $500.