Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - April 4, 2017
REVISED April 4, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #45

Re-establishing Fees and Criteria for the Spay/Neuter Program


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Sarah Brown, Chief Animal Services Division, x8346

Action Requested
Adopt Resolution R-17-037, re-establishing the spay neuter program for qualified owners, and rescind previously adopted Resolution R-15-128.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Resolution R-15-128, previously adopted for implementation of the spay and neuter program  

Background Discussion

The Board of County Commissioners has determined the spaying and neutering of dogs and cats is the most cost effective method of animal control for Manatee County.

The Board of County Commissioners previously adopted Resolution R-15-128 updating the established Manatee County Spaying and Neutering Program for cats and dogs.

The new Resolution, R-17-037, reflects a change in the fee schedule as well as the addition of juvenile sterilization.  The current Resolution, R-15-128, has approved fees of up to $100 and sterilization for animals to begin at 6 months and 5 lbs.  The new resolution includes juvenile sterilization for animals 2 months and 2 lbs., as well as a graduated pricing for sterilization services which more closely reflects the actual costs for sterilization services.  The proposed fee structure is as follows:  $40 cat neuter, $45 cat spay, $75 dog neuter, $80 dog spay.  These fees will allow for Manatee County to make a bigger impact on accessible sterilization services for those who qualify.

County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please send a certified copy of Resolution R-17-037 to Sarah Brown at sarah.brown@mymanatee.org and Renee Isrel at renee.isrel@mymanatee.org


Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Spay Neuter Program Res Memo.pdf
Attachment:  R15-128.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution R 17-037 .pdf