Pet owners in Neosho, Missouri have one more reason to get their pets spayed or neutered.
The city says those that do will no longer have to pay a pet license fee for their dogs or cats.
City ordinance requires pets be registered each year. Residents with pets that are not spayed or neutered will be charged a $25 license fee.
Some Neosho area residents think the new fee structure will be beneficial on many levels.
"It makes people want to get their pet spayed or neutered, so they don't have to pay a fee every year, and it will help the dogs - lengthen their life, it's supposed to be able to do that," says pet owner Debi Wade.
Lifetime pet licenses are available from the city for pets who are spayed or neutered.
However, people with pets who have not had this procedure have to renew licenses every year.