2014 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 4. Animals
§4-602. Pet overpopulation – Gifts, grants and donations - Programs.

4 OK Stat § 4-602 (2014) What's This?

A. The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry, through the State Veterinarian, may:

1. Adopt an education program concerning pet overpopulation with emphasis on the importance of spaying and neutering to control pet overpopulation;

2. Accept gifts, grants, and donations, including personal services. Any gift, grant, or donation other than personal services shall be deposited into the Oklahoma Pet Overpopulation Fund created in Section 17 of this act;

3. Develop, adopt, and implement a cooperative process for working with animal shelters, veterinarians, and local communities concerning pet overpopulation in this state; and

4. Enter into contracts with entities for the evaluation and selection of program applicants.

B. When expending funds to implement this section, the State Veterinarian shall:

1. Establish a method for publishing, accepting, and evaluating grant applications for spay and neuter programs; and

2. Give priority to the areas that have demonstrated the greatest need.

Added by Laws 2004, c. 504, § 20, eff. July 1, 2004.

NOTE: An identical section added by Laws 2004, c. 366, § 3 repealed by Laws 2004, c. 1, § 1, emerg. eff. March 15, 2005.

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