Meetings and Workgroups


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Animal Services Partnership

The Sonoma County Animal Services Partnership meets on the second Thursday every other month, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

October 10, 2013
December 12, 2013
February 13, 2014
April 10, 2014
June 12, 2014

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Workgroups

The purpose of the ASP workgroups is to develop and implement projects that achieve the objectives in the Sonoma County Animal Services Action Plan. For each project, the workgroup will develop work plans that include specific strategies, activities, partners, timeline and resources needed.

Communications and Outreach

Develop and implement a coordinated communication, marketing, education, and outreach plan for Sonoma County animal services. Begin by focusing on promoting adoptable animals. Other priority areas include: low-cost spay/neuter services for companion animals, humane alternatives for feral cats, licensing compliance, and responsible pet guardianship.

Leaders: Sandra Lupien, Sonoma County Animal Care and Control (chair)
Nancy King, Pets Lifeline (co-chair)
Meetings: Second Wednesday of the month 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Sandra Lupien at Sandra.Lupien@sonoma-county.org

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Spay/Neuter

Develop and implement coordinated efforts to expand low-cost spay neuter services for companion animals in Sonoma County.

Leaders: Jennifer Kirchner, Forgotten Felines (chair)
Kiska Icard, Sonoma Humane Society (co-chair)
Meetings: TBD
Contact: Michelle Denham at Michelle.Denham@sonoma-county.org

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Shared Data Systems

Develop and implement a plan for consumer-friendly and accessible shared data systems for functions such as licensing, finding lost animals, finding adoptable animals, tracking dangerous dogs, and tracking system performance.

Leaders: John Wise, Sonoma County Department of Health Services (chair)
Jennifer Milligan, County of Sonoma
Meetings: Third Wednesday of the month, 8:00-9:00 a.m.
415 Humboldt Street, Suite B, Santa Rosa (Humboldt meeting room)
Contact: Michelle Denham at Michelle.Denham@sonoma-county.org

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Animal Ordinance Review

Review local animal ordinances and identify opportunities for increasing consistency and effectiveness across jurisdiction.

Leaders: Brigid Wasson, Director, Sonoma County Animal Care and Control (chair)
Jennifer Phillips, City of Santa Rosa (co-chair)
Meetings: TBD
Contact: Michelle Denham at Michelle.Denham@sonoma-county.org

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