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Animal Services Committee

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 All Animal Services Committee meetings are canceled until further notice.

 The Animal Services Committee was formed by the City Council in January 2018.

The Committee membership is comprised of 7 regular members and two alternate members.

2020 Committee Goals

  • Produce public service announcements, in print and in video, related to the three-pronged partnership with Animal Control, Newport Center Animal Hospital, and Priceless Pet Rescue.
  • Educate the public on responsible pet ownership and care no less than six times per year.
  • Consider and make a recommendation to the City Council regarding ordinances related to the existing TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) Program.
  • Assist Animal Control with promotion and education related to coyotes and the Coyote Management Plan.
  • Cooperate and coordinate with the Parks and Community Services, Animal Care Services, events, initiatives, and projects.
Position  Term
 Becca Walls
 Chairperson  Two-year term
 Jay B. Litvak DVM
 Vice Chairperson
 Two-year term
 Diana Gardiner
 Member  Two-year term
 Tracy Hughes
 Member  Two-year term
 Dana Lavin
 Member  Two-year term
 Christie McDaniel
 Member  Two-year term
 Erin Roberts
 Member  Two-year term
 Angela Minjares
 Member (alternate)  (Alternate) Two-year term
 Linda Kwoun
 Member (alternate)
 (Alternate) Two-year term
Council Member Sandy Genis
 City Council liaison
Mayor Pro Tem John Stephens
 City Council liaison
 Tracy Habiger
 Assistant Recreation Supervisor (staff liaison)


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