El Paso Animal Overpopulation Problem
POSTED: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 4:56pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 10:05pm
Thousands of animals are killed in El Paso every year because of pet overpopulation.
Now the city is trying to do something about it.
This week an ordinance was proposed to raise the annual registration fee for people whose pets are not spayed or neutered.
It would go from 10 to 30 dollars if your pet isnt fixed.
City leaders say El Paso shelters take in roughly 24,000 animals a year and kill around 18,000 of them.
They also say while this won't fix the animal overpopulation problem, anything that might help it is a good idea.
City Council will vote on the ordinance next week.