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Jackson County Animal Welfare Committee

Function

This advisory committee promotes spay and neuter programs for household pets; supports education programs that promote the welfare and safety of animals; hears complaints regarding abuse or cruelty to animals when, in the committee’s opinion, such complaints have not been satisfactorily addressed by any applicable enforcement or animal welfare agency; and investigates charges of unethical treatment of animals.

Membership Information

Formed by an amended intergovernmental agreement between Jackson County and the City of Independence related to the Regional Animal Shelter, the Committee is comprised of five members who serve two-year terms. The County Executive appoints three members and the Mayor appoints two members. The Committee selects the chair from among the Committee members.

Members

NameExpiration Date
John, DVM, Edward S.
Category: City Appointment
8/26/2015
Watkins, Tim
Category: City Appointment
8/26/2015
Hecker, DVM, Daniel E.
Category: Jackson County
9/30/2015
Humphrey, Linda
Category: Jackson County
9/30/2015
Paden, Jr., Robert C.
Category: Jackson County
9/30/2015

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