Code of the District of Columbia

§ 8–1810.01. Animal Education and Outreach Fund.

(a) There is established as a special fund the Animal Education and Outreach Fund ("Fund"), which shall be utilized in accordance with subsection (c) of this section.

(b) Revenue deposited into the Fund shall come from $2 of each fee paid for the application, issuance, or renewal of a dog license pursuant to § 8-1804(e-1).

(c) Money in the Fund shall be used for the following purposes:

(1) Pursuant to § 8-1810, providing for low-cost spay and neuter clinic services, and implementing an educational program for animal owners regarding pet care and safety, specifically in extreme weather conditions or emergencies, and the laws related to pet ownership; and

(2) Appropriate overhead and administrative expenses related to the Fund.

(d) The money deposited into the Fund shall not revert to the unrestricted fund balance of the General Fund of the District of Columbia at the end of a fiscal year, or at any other time.


(Oct. 18, 1979, D.C. Law 3-30, § 11a; as added Dec. 20, 2017, D.C. Law 22-37, § 2(m), 64 DCR 11682.)

Emergency Legislation

For temporary (90 days) creation of this section, see § 2(m) of Standard of Care for Animals Congressional Review Emergency Amendment Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-165, Oct. 23, 2017, 64 DCR 10792).

For temporary (90 days) creation of an abandonment of an animal section, see § 2(l) of Standard of Care for Animals Emergency Amendment Act of 2017 (D.C. Act 22-137, July 31, 2017, 64 DCR 7787).