§ 394. Delivery of animals on demand--Municipal ordinances relating to impoundment and scientif...
Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 4. Animals
4 Okl.St.Ann. § 394
§ 394. Delivery of animals on demand--Municipal ordinances relating to impoundment and scientific research
A. Except as otherwise provided by municipal ordinance, it shall be the duty of the pound supervisor to deliver from among the available impounded animals on the demand of an institution possessing a license, such number of animals as the institution may demand and be reasonably required effectively to carry on its activities, subject to the following conditions:
1. Such animals shall have been impounded at least fifteen (15) days for dogs without a license, and at least thirty (30) days for dogs with license and remained unclaimed and unredeemed by their owners or by any other person desiring the animal as a pet and willing to pay applicable license fees and the reasonable expenses incurred in the dog's detention; and
2. Any owner of an animal who voluntarily delivers the possession of it to a public pound shall have a right to specify that it shall not be used for scientific research, and if an owner so specifies, it shall be the duty of the pound superintendent to tag such animal properly and to make certain that such animal is not delivered to an institution for scientific purposes; and
Laws 1951, p. 9, § 4; Laws 1997, c. 210, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1997.
4 Okl. St. Ann. § 394, OK ST T. 4 § 394
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 317 of the First Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2023). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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