Bayonne animal activist: Neuter-Spay or pay

An animal activist in Bayonne wants to target the wallets of residents who don't spay or neuter their pets.

Pamela Linquist is pushing to increase the pet license fee for offenders to help curb the pet population in her neighborhood. Linquist's plan calls for only a $3 license fee if the animal is fixed. Pet owners opting not to spay or neuter their animals would have to pay $100.

"The city would get more money which we hope they would spend on the animals," says Linquist. "This place doesn't even have a shelter, let alone a spay-neuter program."

City officials are currently considering increasing the license fee from $5.20 to $7 across the board. Linquist is hoping to gain the support of Bayonne's health department so she can make her plan a reality.

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