The Animal Advisory Board and Planning for Growth

The purpose of the Animal Advisory Board is to review and recommend procedures for the care and maintenance of animal shelter facilities and impounded animals to ensure compliance with state law; and to periodically review the City animal control ordinances and make recommendations for revisions.

Animal Advisory Board Meetings

The board is currently meeting at least once a month. The meetings are open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend and directly address the Animal Advisory Board with any concerns.

Meetings agendas are posted online.

Looking to the Future - City Council Task Force

In July 2017, the city created a City Council Task Force in order to prepare for a planned animal shelter expansion project.

The City Council task force consists of two City Council members and have four main charges:

  • Review and recommend Animal Advisory Board members
  • Review recommendations from the Animal Advisory Board
  • Make recommendations to City Council regarding the policies and procedures of the animal shelter
  • Educate community and groups regarding the City’s Animal Shelter programs

In addition, the board's membership expanded to eleven members, and their duties were expanded to include:

  • Review of policies, programs and practices of the current animal shelter
  • Review animal capacity calculations and animal population trends
  • Review and recommend policies, programs and practices for implementation in the new animal shelter
  • Determine the shelter program needs versus wants and identify budget needs of each
  • Recommend funding options for the programming of space
  • Recommend a capital campaign for the new animal shelter

More information about the board's activities and this project is available online.

Should we support "kill shelters"? In this video, the Kitten Lady explains the different kinds of animal shelters and what they do, including how open admission/limited admission shelters work, and why she believes we shouldn't hate shelters...she believes we should shower them with support and help!

Check out the Dog Walking Team! It's a great way to get some fresh air, get some exercise and have fun with a four legged friend!

Questions? Contact Us

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    Sugar Land, TX 77478
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