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Animal Control Advisory Board

Purpose of the Board:

Established by municipal code, the Animal Control Advisory Board advises the Mayor and Assembly on all matters pertaining to animal control in the Municipality of Anchorage.  The board holds monthly meetings to take public comment, discuss animal matters, and make recommendations to the city on animal care and control issues.  The Chief Animal Control Officer and the Animal Control Contractor serve as technical advisors to the board. 

Major Board Activities:

The board takes part in many issues related to animals in the municipality, particularly those addressing the health, welfare and safety of animals and people in our community.  Some of the principal matters members focus on include:

  • Strategic planning for the animal care and control services program: enhancing enforcement capabilities; increasing animals adopted, claimed, rescued, and housed; expanding public education; and projecting and prioritizing capital needs
  • Reviewing and making recommendations on municipal ordinances related to animals
  • Promoting safe and healthy use of public spaces by pets and pet owners

Board Meetings:

Meetings are generally held the fourth Thursday of each month from 6-7:30 PM at the Animal Care and Control Center classroom located at 4711 Elmore Road. Click here to view scheduled meetings. The public is welcome to attend.

Meetings of the Title 17 subcommittee are generally held the second Thursday of each month from 6-7 PM at the Animal Care and Control Center classroom located at 4711 Elmore Road.​ Click here to view scheduled meetings. The public is welcome to attend.

Board Members: 

There are nine seats on the Board.  Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Assembly.  Terms are 3 years and commissioners may be reappointed for an additional 3 year term. Board Contact List​​​​

Staff Support for the Animal Control Advisory Board:​

Staff support for the Board is provided by the Administration D​ivi​sion, the Anchorage Health Department.  For more information call 343-4798​ or 343-4655.​

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NEXT ANIMAL CARE ADVISORY BOARD MEETING AGENDA

DATE:             February 22, 2024

TIME:              Regular Meeting 6:00 PM​

LOCATION:    4711 Elmore RD. Animal Care and Control

Or call in (audio only)

+1 907-343-6060 United States, Anchorage​

REGULAR MEETING CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL: 6:00 PM

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: January 2024 

REQUESTED PRESENTATIONS: None

PERSONS TO BE HEARD: None

STANDING REPORTS: Animal Control Center Monthly Report & Public Outreach Report

COMMITTEE REPORTS: Title 17 Committee

STAFF REPORTS: MOA Anchorage Health Department Report

OLD BUSINESS: None​

NEW BUSINESS: None

PERSONS TO BE HEARD ON MEETING TOPICS: Open to the public. Testimony will be limited to three (3) minutes for individuals and five (5) for organizations.

INFORMATIONAL ITEMS: The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Title 17 Committee is March 14​, 2024 at 6:00 PM at Anchorage Animal Care and Control. The next regularly scheduled Animal Care Advisory Board meeting is March 28, 2024​ at 6:00 PM in person at Animal Care and Control, 4711 Elmore RD.

ADJOURNMENT: 7:30 PM​​​

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