Pet Overpopulation Information

Purpose

The purpose of this state wide program is to address the pet overpopulation situation by implementing spay/neuter programs for low income families along with an educational program about responsible pet ownership. Statistics are showing that pet sterilization for low income families effectively reduces pet overpopulation. The Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association believes this is a win-win program because it addresses a societal problem, governing agencies win by reducing expenditures for animal control, and fewer animals will need to be euthanized.  

Effect

The Pet Overpopulation Fund alleviates costs by decreasing:
  • Incidents of human bites from stray animals,
  • Capturing, housing, care and euthanasia of stray animals,
  • Stray animals injured by automobiles, and
  • Property Damage resulting from stray animals.

Funding

This program is funded by the sale of Animal Friendly License plates, income tax check off, and donations.

How to Contribute

  • Purchase Oklahoma “Animal Friendly” License Plates.  Twenty dollars from each purchase goes to the Pet Overpopulation Fund. Applications are available here.
  • Utilize Oklahoma State Income Tax Check Off Provision. Individuals can contribute income from tax refunds to the Pet Overpopulation Fund.
  • Donations
Mail contributions to:
 
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Animal Industry Division
2800 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105