The purpose of this state aide program is to address the pet overpopulation situation by implementing spay/neuter programs for low income families. It will also provide 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 address a societal problem. Governing agencies win by reducing expenditures for animal control and fewer animals will need to be euthanized.
The Pet Overpopulation Program will reduce the number of stay animals in Oklahoma. The 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
- Property damage resulting from stray animals
This program is funded by the sale of “Animal Friendly” license plates, income tax check off provisions, and donations.
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