The Official Law, Alabama House Bill 252, provides that all dogs and cats acquired from an animal facility and not sterile at the time of acquisition be sterilized by a licensed veterinarian. The adopter has 30 days to have the sterilization done, or within 30 days of the sexual maturity of the said animal. Failing or refusing to comply with this Code is a misdemeanor and any person convicted of such misdemeanor is subject to a fine of up to $200.00 and court cost.