“Thanks to this important group of citizens and professionals, we have been able to make numerous improvements to Animal Control, including the addition of a civilian administrator and an effective marketing campaign for adoptable pets,” County Executive Leopold said. “We treat our pets like members of our family. We are constantly working to improve our efforts to find them loving homes.”
County Executive Leopold created the Animal Welfare Council by Executive Order in 2009. The advisory group is committed to the goal of promoting the sensitive and humane treatment of domestic animals and wildlife in Anne Arundel County. To accomplish its mission, the Council is involved in preparing educational tools in support of the humane treatment of animals, promoting special events designed to create awareness of its goals, and reviewing county laws and regulations pertaining to the care and treatment of animals.
The Animal Welfare Council meets at the Request of the Chair as required to meet its goals and objectives. Members must be motivated and able to remain professional and respectful at all times, including during the discussion of polarized topics. The Council is particularly interested in adding members with legal, educational and marketing experience.