September 2, 2014
Final Reports
San Mateo Courts - Civil Grand Jury

San Mateo County Pet Overpopulation Program

RECOMMENDATION 3.6:

The Board of Supervisors should direct the Director of Animal Control Services to develop a program encouraging adoption of the San Mateo County Pet Overpopulation Program Ordinance, in its entirety, by cities which have not already done so. In addition, information regarding the ordinance should be provided to the public.

RESPONSE: Concur. The Director of Animal Control Services will develop a program encouraging adoption of the ordinance by the cities which have not already done so. This will be accomplished primarily through discussion and distribution of literature to the Animal Control Task Force, a quarterly meeting of representatives from each city. In order to inform the public about the ordinance, literature will be distributed primarily though the Peninsula Humane Society shelter, and field officers will educate citizens in the field. The Animal Services Guide, a handbook of San Mateo County animal related laws and educational articles, will be distributed to the public. In order to represent the opinions of all animal related groups which actively work to improve the situations of companion animals in San Mateo County, an invitation to apply for a position on the Animal Population Trust Fund Committee will be extended. The Committee oversees the Animal Population Trust Fund, which was established by the Pet Overpopulation Ordinance and is used for spay/neuter education and assistance.

 

Status of the County's response to this Grand Jury recommendation will be reported in the next quarterly report to the Board.

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