Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee

 

TULARE COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETS THE 2ND THURSDAY OF EVERY OTHER MONTH AT 1:00 P.M.; MEETING LOCATIONS WILL VARY.

NEXT MEETING: DECEMBER 10, 2020 @ 1:00 P.M.
ZOOM MEETING
Please email tcanimalservices@tularehhsa.org and put "Advisory Committee Meeting" in the subject line to receive the meeting link by email

On March 17, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued Executive Order N-29-20, relating to the convening of public meetings in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Animal Services Advisory Committee hereby provides notice that it will convene its regularly scheduled public meetings VIA ZOOM ONLY, as provided in the publicly posted agenda notice, and until further notice. Members of the public who wish to attend the Committee Meeting(s) or who wish to address the Committee during public comment or regarding an item that is on the agenda may attend and address the Committee via Zoom. Members of the public may also submit public comment via email to tcanimalservices@tularehhsa.org before the meeting. The comments received via email before the meeting will be read to the Committee in open session during the meeting as long as the comments meet the requirements for Public Comments as posted in the agenda. Public comments are limited to any item of interest to the public that is within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Committee.

If you need assistance accessing Zoom or need other accommodations to attend or participate in the meeting, please contact (559) 636-4050 x 0 or tcanimalservices@tularehhsa.org.
 

ANIMAL SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The purpose of the Animal Services Advisory Committee is to advise and assist the Health & Human Services Agency's Animal Services Division on its efforts to protect and enhance the quality of life for animals and residents of Tulare County. 

The Advisory Committee is composed of 19 member seats, which include: 1 Representative from the Board of Supervisors; 5 District Representatives (1 representative from each Supervisorial District); 6 At-Large Representatives from any Supervisorial District; 1 Representative from the Health & Human Services Agency; 1 Representative from the Resource Management Agency; 1 Veterinarian Representative; 2 Rescue Group Representatives; 1 Kennel Operator Representative; and 1 Representative from a city.

The responsibilities of the Advisory Committee include:

  • Attending meetings and subcommittee meetings.
  • Recommending processes for educating the community on animal care and responsible pet ownership.
  • Serving as advisors to the Tulare County Board of Supervisors on animal-related issues.
  • Making recommendations for promoting public awareness of Animal Services.
  • Recommending policies that enhance current services, identifying gaps in services, and recommending new services to be provided by Animal Services.
  • Developing and recommending methods to promote adoption of shelter animals.
  • Developing and recommending methods to decrease the number of animals entering the shelter.
  • Recommending ways to encourage volunteer participation at Animal Services.
  • Making recommendations on strategies, goals, and funding resources to bolster services.
  • Assisting in the production of written reports for presentation to the Board of Supervisors. 
  • Serving on one of the Subcommittees
    • Membership Subcommittee which shall organize recruitment of new members, screen member applications, make recommendations for membership to the Advisory Committee, and conduct orientation and/or arrange for mentoring of new members.