Animal Shelter Commission meets tomorrow – you’re invited

The next meeting of the City of Dallas Animal Shelter Commission is this Thursday, Sept. 1, at 1:30 p.m. at Dallas Animal Services, 1818 N. Westmoreland at I-30.

The proposed budget cuts, employee layoffs and staff reorganization will most likely consume a large portion of the meeting, which is open to the public.  Members of the public can express their comments at the end of the meeting.  Meetings usually last until 4 or 5 p.m.  The complete agenda is available online at

The agenda includes an Animal Services Manager’s Report, a Task Force Report, New Organizational Charts, Continuing Air-conditioning Problems at the Shelter,  Applications and certifications for approved Foster Care, DAS 2011 – 2012 Budget and Update on RIFs, Flexible Adoption Fees, Foster Home Applications/Inspections,  Use of RSVP Veternarians, Outsourcing Animal Cruelty Investigations and Civil Seizures, Vaccination on Intake, Review of Dangerous Dog Ordinance and Policy, Establishing a “Tomorrow Fund” for Chapter 7 violations, etc.



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