Expressions of Interest for Community Representation on the Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter Review Working Group

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are invited from members of the community who have a genuine interest and demonstrated knowledge in Companion Animal Shelter operations to act as community representatives on the Working Group outlined below. Community members are generally appointed to Working Groups on the basis of their subject knowledge and experience, technical skills and/or their ability to interpret the common interests of residents. At least two of the community representatives will be from the Friends of the Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter and local rescue organisations that are approved under Clause 16(d) of the Companion Animals Regulation 2008. EOIs close 5pm Friday, 28 July 2017.

Hawkesbury Companion Animal Shelter Review Working Group

Community representation – Four Community appointments

This working group is to be formed in accordance with the Council resolution No.150 from the Ordinary Council Meeting of 9 May 2017. The working group will, amongst other tasks, collect statistics and identify trends in the areas of staff to animals ratios, vaccination and de-sexing rates and costs, re-homing rates and costs associated with handling animals from other Local Government Areas.

The working group will also provide advice to Hawkesbury City Council staff on best practice actions for monitoring, caring for and exercising animals, cleaning and security of facilities. The working group is to also provide advice to ongoing reporting arrangements to Council and the wider community.

Meetings will be held a minimum of four times per year. To obtain an Expression of Interest Form click here (pdf - 36.2 KB) or contact Matthew Owens on (02) 4560 4444.

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