(a) If the dog or cat being adopted has not been spayed or neutered, the agency may
require a deposit of not more than fifty dollars from the new owner prior to the adoption
to ensure that the dog or cat is spayed or neutered. The new owner shall receive a refund of the deposit from the agency upon providing
confirmation of the spaying or neutering.
(b) If the new owner fails to have the dog or cat spayed or neutered within the time
frame established in section two of this article, or if the spaying or neutering is
timely performed, but the new owner fails to request the return of the deposit within
an additional thirty days after the date by which the spaying or neutering is required
to be performed, the deposit shall be forfeited to the agency holding the deposit
and shall be used by the agency to conduct programs to spay or neuter dogs and cats
or to conduct educational programs in support of the spaying and neutering of dogs
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