Full Statute Name:  Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes. Title 3 P.S. Agriculture. Chapter 8. Dogs and Cats. Dog Law. Article IX-A. Sterilization of Dogs and Cats. § 459-910-A. Construction of article

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Primary Citation:  3 P.S. § 459-910-A Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  January, 2018 Alternate Citation:  PA ST 3 P.S. § 459-910-A Date Adopted:  1982

This Pennsylvania statute relates to statutory mandatory sterilization of impounded dogs and cats.  It provides that a municipal ordinance, which meets or exceeds the state sterilization requirements, shall not be affected by this article.

The provisions of this article shall not be construed to require the sterilization of dogs and cats which are being held in releasing agencies which might be claimed by their rightful owners. Further, this article shall not be construed to interfere with municipal ordinances or the policies and programs of releasing agencies that meet or exceed the sterilization requirements set forth in this article.


1982, Dec. 7, P.L. 784, No. 225, § 910-A, added 1996, Dec. 11, P.L. 943, No. 151, § 26, effective in 60 days.


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