A new ordinance will soon go into effect for spaying and neutering your pet.

According to NewsWest 9, officials with animal services says the new ordinance will have a little more leeway than the ordinance already in effect in Odessa.

The ordinance states that if any animal comes through the animal shelter it will get a free pass on the first visit, but if the same animal comes through a second time then the animal will be required to be spayed or neutered.

If the notice to the owner is ignored to get their pet spayed or neutered, then they will receive a citation or have the animal seized.

The ordinance is still in the early stages and no date is set for it to begin at this time.