You may have heard there is a proposed mandatory spay/neuter ordinance here in Chicago. The ordinance will mandate that all dog and cats over 6 months old must be sterilized. The motivation behind this ordinance seems to be to regulate breeding, lessen aggressive dogs, dog bites, dog fighting, and the number of dogs in shelters. Please take a couple minutes to read this ordinance and understand what it is proposing. Since the City laws also apply in the Parks, this will ban all unsterilized dogs from the dog beach, whether you live in the City or not. The If you feel strongly about this ordinance please email your alderman, or come to the first public City Council meeting ordinance goes to Committee on Tuesday the 29th of July at 10 am, at City Hall, 121 North La Salle Street, Chicago, the Joint Committee hearing should be on the second floor. Click here for Sterilization ordinance 7/22/08