Memphis Animal Shelter Advisory Committee
- First and foremost, to serve as advocates for the humane treatment of animals in the City of Memphis' animal shelter facility;
- To advise and attempt to resolve conflicts relating to the efficient and humane operation of the City of Memphis' animal shelter facility;
- To review citizens' comments and complaints and bring these to the attention of the Director, Public Services and Neighborhoods and the Administrator, Memphis Animal Services; and
- To assist in promoting positive aspects of the City of Memphis' Animal Services to the public at large.
SELECTION PROCESS: Members appointed by the City Mayor and approved by the City Council. The Manager in charge of the Animal Shelter and the Health Officer shall be ex-officio members of such Board.
MEMBERSHIP: 7 Member Board.
FUNCTION & AUTHORITY: The Animal Shelter Advisory Board shall:
a.) Assist the Animal Shelter staff in the investigation and prosecution, if necessary, of all complaints of cruelty or mistreatment of animals or fowl, and if necessary, take charge of and make proper disposition of the animals or fowl involved in such complaints, when so requested by the Director of Public Service;
b.) Advise the Director of Public Service and the Animal Shelter Administrator in matters relating to the efficient and humane operation of the Animal Shelter; and
c.) Serve as advocates for the humane treatment of animals and fowl, as set out in this title, while maintaining an awareness of the needs to protect and enhance the total environment of the City.
TERMS OF MEMBERS: 2 Year Term