SUBCHAPTER 14C ‑ ACQUISITION AND DISPOSITION OF ANIMALS

 

07 NCAC 14C .0101          PURPOSE

This Subchapter establishes a policy for the acquisition and disposition of living specimens, dead specimens, and their parts and product at the zoo.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113‑264(a);

Eff. July 15, 1978;

Transferred w/change from T15.12E Eff. August 1, 1982;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 22C .0101 Eff. April 1, 2017.

07 NCAC 14C .0102          CRITERIA

Acquisition and disposition of animals by the zoo should follow the following criteria:

(1)           goals and objectives of the zoo;

(2)           physical capacity of existing zoo facilities;

(3)           responsibilities of the zoo as an agency of state government;

(4)           the zoo's special humane, social, educational, scientific, and conservation obligations as a member of the zoological community;

(5)           fiscal acquisition cost at "fair return" factors associated with each transaction; and

(6)           animal and public health considerations.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113‑264(a);

Eff. July 15, 1978;

Transferred w/change from T15.12E Eff. August 1, 1982;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 22C .0102 Eff. April 1, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 14C .0103          DELEGATION

Pursuant to Rules 4 and 12x on pages 41 and 50 of the Purchasing Manual (State of North Carolina, Department of Administration, Purchase and Contract Division, revised edition, 1972), the state purchasing officer specifically delegates to the zoo director appointed by the Secretary the authority to acquire and to dispose of zoological animals, subject to the following provisions:

(1)           The department shall furnish an inventory of all animals along with a copy of each additional transaction to the Division of Purchase and Contract, Department of Administration.

(2)           The department shall send checks received in payment for the transfer of any animal to the state Surplus Property Agency.  After processing, that agency will return the checks to the department, and will send a record to the State Auditor.

(3)           Any disputes or controversies arising from this procedure are to be brought to the attention of the state purchasing officer for his consideration as to appropriate action.

(4)           When acting under this delegated authority, the department and the zoo shall comply with good practice and with legal requirements.

(5)           The authority delegated shall not adversely affect any state contract for the purchase of various goods and services.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 143‑60; 143B‑10(j); 143B‑368;

Eff. July 15, 1978;

Transferred w/change from T15.12E Eff. August 1, 1982;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 22C .0103 Eff. April 1, 2017.

 

07 NCAC 14C .0104          POLICY

(a)  In all acquisition and disposition actions, responsibility rests with the zoo director, who shall report to the department at periodic review sessions.

(b)  The zoo may acquire animals by any method, whether purchase, gift, breeding, loan, or deposit, which best meets acquisition criteria.  The zoo director shall select specimens according to his best professional judgment.

(c)  The zoo may dispose of animals by any method, whether gift, sale, release, trade, or loan, which best meets disposition criteria.  The zoo director shall dispose of animals according to his best professional judgment.

(d)  The disposal of dead animals, their parts, and their products, shall proceed in the same manner as disposal of living animals, provided that necropsy examination does not reveal a potential health risk.

(e)  A zoo employee shall not receive any benefits from the acquisition of any animal, the disposition of any dead animals, or from its parts, or its products.

(f)  The department shall maintain adequate financial records, ownership documents, and loan agreements for all animals, or animal parts and products, purchased, donated, transferred, loaned, deceased, born, or otherwise passed into or out of the park.

(g)  Animal transactions shall not violate federal laws, or the regulations of the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Interior, and Health, Education and Welfare.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 113‑264(a);

Eff. July 15, 1978;

Transferred w/change from T15.12E Eff. August 1, 1982;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 22C .0104 Eff. April 1, 2017.