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Bob Barker Wants All Pets Spayed and Neutered

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It was all about cats and dogs at a City Council Finance Committee yesterday. Before a packed house, people argued for and against an ordinance that would require every cat or dog in Chicago to be spayed or neutered. Retired “Price is Right” TV host Bob Barker created a sensation when he showed up to support the ordinance.

BARKER: I closed my shows for 25 or 30 years with the message “Help control the pet population: Have your pet stayed or neutered.” But that was not enough to solve this problem.

Despite the celebrity endorsement,the ordinance didn’t move ahead to the full City Council. Some aldermen questioned whether such an ordinance can be enforced. After four hours of testimony, more than 80 people were still waiting to share their opinions. The Finance Committee expects to schedule another hearing soon.

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