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Spaying and neutering facilities authorized
Agriculture & Markets (AGM) CHAPTER 69, ARTICLE 7
§ 116. Spaying and neutering facilities authorized. 1. Any
municipality may, by local law or ordinance, provide for the
establishment and operation of a facility to provide services for the
alteration of the reproductive capacity through spaying or neutering of
dogs and cats owned by the residents thereof.

2. Any animal which is presented at such facility for alteration must
be accompanied by a notarized authorization signed by the owner thereof
consenting to such alteration and agreeing to hold the municipality, its
agents, servants and employees harmless for any damages arising
therefrom or incidental thereto.

3. Any municipality enacting a local law or ordinance as authorized by
this section shall further provide for the regulation of such facility
with respect to the terms and conditions, including compensation, under
which any animal will be maintained while the animal remains in the
custody of the facility.

4. In no event shall any of the moneys or fees derived from, or
collected pursuant to, the provisions of this article except as provided
in subdivision three of section one hundred ten of this article and
section one hundred seventeen-a of this article be used to subsidize the
spaying or neutering of cats.