Montgomery County Council: Animal Care Committee | WDVM25 and DCW50

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WDVM) – Montgomery County Council has created a new committee that will benefit furry friends in the county.

Bill 37-21, Animal Control – Animal Services Advisory Committee, will take effect this summer and will work to protect animal welfare.

The advisory committee’s responsibilities include highlighting animal rescue, animal population control, and reporting animal abuse.

Everyone is invited to apply. The board says the positions should be open by next month.

“A caring community shows compassion for all of our animal friends, especially those who are lost or in pain,” said council chairman Albornoz, who also chairs the health and social services committee. “The mission of our Animal Services and Adoption Center is not only to provide care for lost and stray animals, but also to find loving homes for them. As Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”. This new advisory committee will help ensure that our animals are treated with humanity and compassion.

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, more and more households in the United States are starting to own more pets, which is why this advisory committee will play an important role in Montgomery County to ensure that households provide a healthy environment for animals.

According to a council press release:

The Animal Services Advisory Committee will have 11 voting members, who will represent various stakeholders, and three ex-officio non-voting members from the Animal Services Board. All members will be nominated by the Executive and confirmed by the Council.

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