Authors: Representative Michael Karickhoff
Requires that a dog or a cat in an animal care facility be spayed or neutered before being adopted. Defines an "animal care facility" as an animal control center, an animal shelter, a humane society, or another animal impounding facility that has as its purpose the humane treatment of animals and that has dogs or cats that are available for adoption (includes both governmental and private entities). Exempts certain cats and dogs from the spay or neuter requirement. Requires an animal care facility to report annually to Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana, Inc., certain information regarding its dogs and cats. Requires Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana, Inc., to prepare and submit to the state board of animal health and the legislative council a report of the information received from animal care facilities. Establishes the Indiana companion animal sterilization fund (fund) and the Indiana companion animal sterilization program under the administration of Spay-Neuter Services of Indiana, Inc., to provide at a reduced charge to eligible applicants spaying or neutering services for a dog or cat owned or harbored by the eligible applicant. Defines an "eligible applicant" as an individual whose annual income does not exceed 200% of the federal poverty level. Appropriates money in the fund.