While a growing number of communities require spay/neuter by law (meaning breeding dogs and cats is not legal in those communities), the State of Oklahoma also has laws that deal with breeding dogs and cats. One law is the commercial breeders license that is required of breeders with 11 or more intact females. To report violations, complaints can be filed with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture. Please use this form. Note that the state has a limited number of investigators but using the form is the fastest way to report a concern.
Oklahoma has a severe pet overpopulation crisis that costs state taxpayers literally millions of dollars every year in shelter euthanasia costs. Irresponsible pet owners and backyard breeders inundate the state with unwanted puppies and kittens – all because they didn’t spay and neuter their pets.
Rescues work very hard to find homes for these animals (including their moms!) but can never keep pace with numbers ranging in the tens of thousands every year.
Please be responsible and spay/neuter your pets. Prevention is much kinder than destruction. Plus altering pets can help keep them safe. They’re less likely to try to roam, less likely to become lost, and more.