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Interested in serving on the Animal Services Task Force?

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The City of Reno is looking for citizens and subject experts to sit on the Animal Services Task Force.
The citizens’ Animal Services Task Force was created via resolution in January 2012 by the Reno City Council.  The mission of the Task Force is to review Washoe County Regional Animal Control (WCRAC) policies, procedures, funding and management and confirm compliance with industry standards and best practices. The group will also review a reduction in funding scenario and its affect on operations and animal welfare.

Specific areas for review by the Task Force will include:

• Industry Standards/Best Practices
• Animal Intake, Behavioral Assessments and Hold Periods
• Foster/Volunteer Programs
• Strategic Partnerships
• Euthanasia Selection
• Department Structure and Oversight
• Department Funding
• Citizen Input

This eight member Task Force will consist of one animal health representative, one animal welfare representative, one financial expert and five citizen representatives. The group will meet once or twice weekly beginning in March for a period of approximately four months and will be tasked with creating an assessment and recommendations related to the operations and management of WCRAC. The Task Force will present their recommendations to the Reno City Council at the end of the four months.

Please visit the Boards and Commissions page on the City of Reno’s website at Reno.gov to submit an application. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 to be considered.

Please contact Barbara DiCianno, Community Liaison, at 334-3112 with any questions you may have.

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