neutering of domestic cats is mandatory in 2018
Since 1 january 2018 every cat owner must have his cat neutered before it reaches 6 months of age. Cats that were born before 1 January 2018 must be neutered before 1 July 2018. The veterinarian gives a certificate to the owner and in addition, for the cats that are already registered, adjust their sterilization status in the central database CatID. This was determined in the Decree of the Brussels Capital Government of 13 July 2017 amending the Royal Decree of 3 August 2012 concerning the multi-year plan for the neutering of domestic cats (the so-called Cat Plan) and the Decree of the Brussels Capital Government of 7 July 2016 concerning the identification and registration of cats.