Pet Overpopulation Advisory Council

Name Pet Overpopulation Advisory Council
Contact Person Mr. Jeff Dorson - Interim President, Humane Society of Louisiana
Mailing Address Post Office Box 740321
New Orleans, LA 70174
Phone Number 901-268-4432
Fax Number 504-363-4913
Board Email
Website --
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: 10
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 2
Estimated number in current year: 2
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
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
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:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

       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:
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Notes October 20, 2014


Louisiana Senator J.P. Morrell authored and successfully passed Act 284, which revised some of the language from the original 2002 bill that created the Pet Overpopulation Advisory Council and Fund. Act 284 now authorizes that all funds raised through the sale of Animal Friendly license plates shall be transferred directly to the Pet Overpopulation Advisory Council. The funds will be deposited into an account administered by this Council and distributed to qualified recipients as determined through a grant application process.

The Council will meet in November of 2014 to create an updated grant application protocols and announce the process to the public and targeted applicants in December, 2014. The Council further hopes to distribute funds during the first quarter of 2015.

Submitted by Jeff Dorson, Chair

February 5, 2007:


TO: Members of the Pet Overpopulation Advisory Committee

FROM: Jeff Dorson

DATE: February 5, 2007

RE: Protocol for Reestablishing the Pet Overpopulation Advisory Committee

I have recently been in touch with Ms. Julie Vinson, Director of Boards and Commissions for Governor Kathleen Blanco. She has asked that all of the animal control departments and humane societies that have been chosen to serve on this committee forward information to her office. Please submit in writing, on your agency’s letterhead, the name and contact information of the representative from your organization that has been chosen to serve on this committee. Please include the proper mailing address, phone numbers, and email addresses for your representative. The information should be sent to: Ms. Julie Vinson, Office of the Governor, Director of Boards and Commissions, P.O. Box 94004, Baton Rouge, La 70804.

For your convenience, I have enclosed a copy of our document that has been submitted. Aft
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