ANIMALS IN UNIVERSITY BUILDINGS AND ON UNIVERSITY PROPERTY
1. Dogs, cats and other live pets will not be permitted in University buildings,
including housing and property leased by the University, with the exception
of service animals and animals that are used for bona fide research.
2. All animals on University property must be kept on a leash or under the
immediate supervision and control of the owner by some other restraining device.
3. All dogs must be vaccinated in accordance with the Code of the City of Oklahoma
City, Ordinance No. 16356, Code 1980, Section 8-166. Each dog must be provided
with a collar to which the vaccination tag must be affixed, and the dog's owner
shall see that the collar and tag are continually worn in accordance with the
Code of the City of Oklahoma City, Ordinance No. 16356, Code 1980, Section 8-168.
( Ordianances are listed below. )
4. The presence of stray dogs on campus will be controlled through the City
of Oklahoma City by which Oklahoma City Animal Control Officers may apprehend
stray animals on University property and hold them in the City Pound until claimed
by the true owner or disposed of after a reasonable amount of time.
5. The policy regarding pets on University Properties will be enforced by the
OUHSC Police Department. When a complaint about a pet is received, the OUHSC
Police will substantiate the complaint and give the individual a suitable amount
of time to make arrangements to have the pet cared for elsewhere. If the request
is not honored or if the OUHSC Police has reason to believe the individual is
not acting in good faith, this information will be given to the Vice President
for Administrative Affairs. Administrative action will be taken to enforce the
Stray, vicious or injured/sick animals should be reported to the OUHSC Police
at 271-4300. The OUHSC Police will take appropriate action to remedy the situation.
§ 8-166. Rabies vaccination required for dogs or cats; exceptions.
All dogs and cats four months of age and older that are owned, kept, possessed
or harbored within Oklahoma City shall be vaccinated against rabies by or under
the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian. Rabies vaccine shall be recognized
for the duration of the vaccine used, i.e., vaccines with a labeled duration
of one year, two years or three years will be recognized for one year, two years
or three years, respectively. A rabies vaccination need not be obtained for
a nonresident dog or cat which is currently vaccinated for rabies by a licensed
veterinarian or which is visiting in this City and is in the custody of its
owner for a period of 30 days or less, or when a veterinarian licensed in the
State of Oklahoma certifies in writing that it would be detrimental to the animal's
health to be vaccinated and places the animal on a health hold. If a veterinarian
releases the animal from the health hold, the animal shall be vaccinated within
ten days of release. On demand of an Animal Welfare Officer or other authorized
official, the owner or keeper of any dog or cat must present a completed and
signed vaccination certificate for the animal that includes the type and duration
of the vaccine administered.
(Ord. No. 16356, § 1(7-2.12(a)), 8-25-81; Code 1980, § 8-169; Ord.
No. 19280, § 2, 9-5-89; Ord. No. 22385, § 1, 1-21-04)
§ 8-167. Issuance of metal rabies vaccination tag.
A metal rabies vaccination tag having the telephone number of the administering
veterinarian shall be issued for each vaccinated animal.
(Code 1980, § 8-169.1; Ord. No. 19280, § 3, 9-5-89)
§ 8-168. Rabies vaccination tags; securing and removing; transfer prohibited;
manufacture or possession of stolen, forged or counterfeit tags, etc., prohibited.
(a) A current rabies vaccination tag shall be secured to the vaccinated animal,
and shall not be removed except when the animal is being kept in an approved
kennel, veterinary hospital or is appearing in an approved show, training event
or field trial. Any tag which has been removed from an animal must be kept in
the possession of the person with custody of the animal and must be immediately
displayed upon request by law enforcement personnel.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to transfer any rabies vaccination tag
to an animal other than the animal to which it was issued.
(c) It shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture, cause to be manufactured
or have in his possession a stolen, counterfeit, or forged rabies vaccination
tag, or rabies vaccination certificate.
(Code 1980, § 8-169.4; Ord. No. 19280, § 3, 9-5-89)