Pet Overpopulation Advisory Council

Name Pet Overpopulation Advisory Council
Contact Person Mr. Jeff Dorson - President, Humane Society of Louisiana
Mailing Address Post Office Box 741234
New Orleans, LA 70174
Phone Number 901-268-4432
Fax Number 504-363-4913
Board Email stopcruelty11@gmail.com
Website http://louisianapetoverpopulation.org/
Legal Authority R.S. 47: 463.60
Year Created 2001
Organizational Placement does not apply
Purpose/Function The Pet Overpopulation Advisory Council was established and created by R.S. 47: 463.60. The Council is charged with distributing funds raised for low-cost spay/neuter operations through the sale of Animal Friendly License Plates. Funds will be awarded through grants made to qualifying veterinarians, veterinarian clinics and non-profit humane societies.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 10
Number Currently Serving: 9
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 2
Estimated number in current year: 3
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 0
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency:
Other (explain)    State Agency:
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
Notes Date: July 1, 2015
Contact: Jeff Dorson, Chair, Pet Overpopulation Advisory Council (901)-268-4432



Pet Overpopulation Advisory Council Distributes $24,000 to Worthy Charities and Veterinary Clinics

(Baton Rouge, LA) The Pet Overpopulation Advisory Council recently awarded $24,000 to 13 different humane organizations and veterinary clinics as part of their mission to help reduce pet overpopulation.

The Pet Overpopulation Advisory Council was established in 2002 by Act 85, authored by then State Representative Melinda Schwegmann. The Council is charged with distributing funds raised for low-cost spay/neuter operations through the sale of Animal Friendly License Plates. Funds are awarded through grants made to qualifying veterinarians, veterinarian clinics and non-profit humane societies.

Because of technical errors and a lack of funds, the Council was previously unable to distribute the funds as provided by law. Legislation authored by Sen. J.P. Morrell during the 2014 Legislative Session corrected those errors and allowed the Council to properly manage the funds generated from the sale of Animal Friendly license plates and has been able to distribute them according to the guidelines established in the original 2002 bill.

These awards are the first in a two-part cycle of grants to be distributed this year (2015). The following non-profits and veterinary clinics were chosen for the awards:

Cat Haven: $1800.00
Feliciana Animal Welfare Society: $1800.00
Friends of Lafayette Animal Shelter: $1800.00
Feral Cat Consortium: $1800.00
Union Humane Society: $3,000
Robinson's Rescue: $1800.00
Project Spay/Neuter, New Orleans: $1800.00
Baton Rouge Spay/Neuter: $1800.00
Amite Veterinary Services $1800.00
Companion Animal Alliance of Baton Rouge: $1800.00
Lovers not Biters, New Orleans: $1800.00
The Loveabulls Project: $1800.00
Spay Neuter Iberia Project: $1800.00

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