(a) There is hereby established in and for the County an Animal Control Advisory Committee.
(b) The Animal Control Advisory Committee shall consist of seven members who shall each
serve for a term of three years. The Advisory Committee shall consist of:
(1) One member who is a sheep grower;
(2) One member nominated by the County Stockmanís Association;
(3) One member representing a local animal welfare organization to include but is not
limited to, Committed Alliance to Strays, Friends of the Animal Shelter, Southern Oregon
Humane Society and S.N.Y.P. (Spay and Neuter Your Pet);
(4) One member who has professional fish and wildlife management experience and
(5) Two members qualified, in the judgment of the Board of County Commissioners, to
represent the interests of the general public;
(6) One member who is a veterinarian or other animal health care specialist.
(c) The members of the Advisory Committee shall serve without compensation; however, all
expenses necessarily incurred by the members of the Advisory Committee shall be paid from the
Animal Control Fund, subject to County review and budgetary limitations.
(d) The functions and responsibilities of the Animal Control Advisory Committee shall be to:
(1) Recommend to the Board of Commissioners, in a timely manner, policies concerning
dogs, cats, euthanasia, livestock, including strays, animal handling methods and control of
(2) Conduct studies into the need for control of predators and make recommendations to
the Board of Commissioners; and
(3) Perform such other duties as the Board of Commissioners may assign to it.
(Ord. 2001-2. Passed 5-23-01; Ord. 2007-24. Passed 9-12-07.)