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Jan. 11, 2021

APPROVED Agenda Jan 11 2021 original pdf

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Versión en español a continuación. ANIMAL ADVISORY COMMISSION Meeting, Monday, January 11, 2021, 6 P.M. Animal Advisory Commission meeting to be held January 11, 2021, 6 p.m., with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (by Sunday noon, January 10). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the January 11, 2021, Meeting, members of the public must: • Call or email the board liaison, Belinda Hare, at 512-978-0565 or Belinda.Hare@austintexas.gov no later than noon, Sunday, January 10. Emailing the liaison is most efficient. The following information is required: speaker name, agenda item number(s) they wish to speak on, whether they are for/against/neutral, email address and telephone number (must be the same number that will be used to call into the meeting). • Once a request to speak has been made to the board liaison, the information to call on the day of the scheduled meeting will be provided either by email or phone call. • Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start time in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. • Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. • Handouts or other information may be emailed to Belinda.Hare@austintexas.gov by noon the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. • If the meeting is broadcast live, it may be viewed here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Reunión del ANIMAL ADVISORY COMMISSION FECHA de la reunion Monday, January 11, 2021, 6 P.M. La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (Sunday noon, January 10, antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los miembros del público deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta en Belinda Hare, 512-978-0565 or Belinda.Hare@austintexas.gov, a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). Se requiere la siguiente información: nombre del orador, número (s) de artículo sobre el que desean hablar, si están a favor / en contra / neutral, dirección de correo …

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4b Rescue Sales Tax Bill original pdf

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Rescue Sales Tax Bill Animal Advisory Commission January 11, 2021 Agenda Item: New Business 4b 87R2879 SMT-F By: Nelson S.B. No. 197 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT relating to a sales and use tax exemption for animals adopted from or sold by nonprofit animal welfare organizations. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Section 151.343, Tax Code, is amended to read as follows: Sec. 151.343. ANIMALS SOLD BY NONPROFIT ANIMAL SHELTERS OR NONPROFIT ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS. The sale, including the acceptance of a fee for adoption, of an animal by a nonprofit animal shelter, as that term is defined by Section 823.001, Health and Safety Code, or a nonprofit animal welfare organization, as that term is defined by Section 821.021, Health and Safety Code, is exempted from the taxes imposed by this chapter. SECTION 2. The change in law made by this Act does not affect tax liability accruing before the effective date of this Act. That liability continues in effect as if this Act had not been enacted, and the former law is continued in effect for the collection of taxes due and for civil and criminal enforcement of the liability for those taxes. SECTION 3. This Act takes effect October 1, 2021.

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2a Vicious Dog Ordinance Revisions original pdf

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Draft proposed revision to Section 3-4-7 3-4-7 VICIOUS DOG. (A) An owner or handler shall take reasonable measures to protect the public from accidental contact with a dog that, by nature or by training, is dangerous to people or other animals. (B) [ An owner or handler may not keep or permit a dog to be in the city if the dog has] For purposes of this section, a vicious dog is a dog that, while running at large, has: [(1) on at least three separate occasions bitten or scratched a person in the city; (2) on at least one occasion bitten or scratched a person to an extent that the attending physician has presented an affidavit to the health authority stating that the person’s life may have been endangered by the dog; or (3) on at least one occasion:] [(a)] (1) killed another dog, cat, or other domestic pet, fowl, or livestock, provided, however, that when the incident occurred, the killed animal was not in violation of a provision of this title relating to the confinement or physical control of animals in the City; or [(b)] (2) seriously injured another animal to an extent that an attending veterinarian has presented an affidavit to the health authority stating that the injured animal's life was seriously endangered or taken by the dog, or that the dog caused a significant permanent impairment of the injured animal’s basic bodily functions or mobility; provided, however, that when the incident occurred, the injured animal was not in violation of a provision of this title relating to the confinement or physical control of animals in the City. (C) If the Health Authority determines that a dog is a vicious dog as defined in subsection (B), the owner of the dog shall comply with the following conditions: (1) restrain the dog at all times on a leash in the immediate control of a person or in an enclosure that prevents the escape or release of the dog; (2) Before taking the dog to a boarding facility, notify the facility that the dog has been determined by the Health Authority to be a vicious dog; (3) not later than the 30th day after a person has been provided notice that the dog has been determined by the Health Authority to be a vicious dog: (a) submit proof to the Health Authority of the dog’s current rabies vaccination; and …

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AAC Month Report Nov 2020 original pdf

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Austin Animal Center Monthly Report December 2020 Fiscal Year 2018 Austin Animal Center December 2020 Intakes Neonatal Kitten Adult Cat Neonatal Puppy Total Kitten Puppy Owner Surrender Public Assistance Stray Total 1 1 25 27 30 2 44 76 27 4 54 85 9 0 5 14 28 2 64 94 Adult Dog 89 36 200 325 184 45 392 621 Age Breakdown Neonatal under 6 weeks old Kitten/Puppy 6 weeks to under 1 year old Adult at least 1 year old Intakes by Intake Type 45 184 743 514 Owner Surrender Public Assistance Stray Intakes by Age Breakdown Cat 27 78 86 191 Dog 20 95 329 444 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 Neonatal Kitten Kitten Adult Cat Neonatal Puppy Puppy Adult Dog page 1 Austin Animal Center December 2018 to 2020 Intakes 2018 2019 2020 Cat Dog Total Cat Dog Total Cat Dog Total Born in Owner Surrender Public Assistance Stray Total 0 6 173 75 563 0 3 64 8 199 274 0 9 83 237 106 0 11 301 49 3 0 58 7 0 7 195 45 567 11 0 126 38 349 14 0 184 45 514 762 214 781 165 817 1,091 328 814 1,142 233 524 757 Yearly December Intakes by Intake Type 83 237 301 184 45 9 1,091 11 1,142 14 757 762 781 514 2018 2,019 2,020 Born in Owner Surrender Public Assistance Stray Yearly December Intakes by Animal Type 0 4 4 49 814 328 2,019 1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0 817 274 2,018 524 233 2,020 page 2 Austin Animal Center December 2020 Outcomes Neonatal Kitten Adult Cat Neonatal Puppy Adult Dog Total Kitten Puppy Humane Euthanasia Adoption Deceased Disposal Lost Exp RTO Rto-Adopt Transfer Total 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 8 511 220 0 1 0 2 0 4 0 34 261 4 50 1 2 2 1 9 3 24 96 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 8 Outcomes by Outcome Type 6310 80 963 98 9 198 48 0 85 0 0 0 0 6 0 41 132 156 511 5 1 1 6 0 78 6 87 340 9 6 3 1 10 98 9 198 845 Age Breakdown Neonatal under 6 weeks old Kitten/Puppy 6 weeks to under 1 year old Adult at least 1 year old Adoption …

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AAC Monthly Report Dec 2020 original pdf

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Austin Animal Center Monthly Report November 2020 Fiscal Year 2018 Austin Animal Center November 2020 Intakes Neonatal Kitten Adult Cat Neonatal Puppy Total Kitten Puppy Born in Owner Surrender Public Assistance Stray Total 3 3 0 26 32 0 28 0 68 96 0 34 3 36 73 0 12 1 18 31 0 32 3 76 111 Adult Dog 0 77 23 164 264 3 186 30 388 607 Age Breakdown Neonatal under 6 weeks old Kitten/Puppy 6 weeks to under 1 year old Adult at least 1 year old Intakes by Intake Type 186 30 3 640 421 Born in Public Assistance Stray Owner Surrender Intakes by Age Breakdown Cat 32 96 75 203 Dog 31 117 271 419 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 Neonatal Kitten Kitten Adult Cat Neonatal Puppy Puppy Adult Dog page 1 Austin Animal Center November 2018 to 2020 Intakes 2018 2019 2020 Cat Dog Total Cat Dog Total Cat Dog Total 0 0 60 9 317 386 0 3 138 67 587 0 3 76 0 0 6 0 5 209 30 0 5 323 36 2 3 65 3 198 114 904 393 609 1,002 142 13 0 121 27 279 15 3 186 30 421 795 1,181 513 853 1,366 215 440 655 Yearly November Intakes by Intake Type 36 323 186 30 Born in Owner Surrender Public Assistance Stray Total 76 198 3 1,181 5 1,366 3 15 655 904 1,002 2018 2,019 421 2,020 Born in Owner Surrender Public Assistance Stray Yearly November Intakes by Animal Type 1,400 1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0 795 386 2,018 853 513 2,019 440 215 2,020 page 2 Austin Animal Center November 2020 Outcomes Neonatal Kitten Adult Cat Neonatal Puppy Adult Dog Total Kitten Puppy 165 35 62 107 369 Humane Euthanasia Adoption Deceased Disposal Lost Exp Missing RTO Rto-Adopt Transfer Total 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 10 13 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 21 25 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 11 182 0 2 7 1 0 6 1 30 82 57 22 11 153 87 4 Outcomes by Outcome Type 369 649 Adoption Deceased Disposal Humane Euthanasia Lost Exp Missing RTO Rto-Adopt Transfer Outcomes by Age Breakdown Cat 13 182 82 277 0 3 1 0 0 9 0 31 106 1 1 8 0 0 …

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Animal Services Center Report Dec 2020 original pdf

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December 2020 December 2020 Animal Services Report ANIMAL SERVICES REPORT Animal Services News • A total of 523 animals were adopted (242 dogs, 270 cats) • A total of 107dogs and cats were returned to their owners (RTOs). • A total of 766 animals were brought to the shelter (506 stray, 196 owner surrender, 16 abandoned, 48 public assist). Animal Protection month of December. impounded 130 injured animals. • Animal Protection Officers (APOs) returned 78 animals to their owners in the field during the • Officers handed out 36 fencing assistance applications, implanted 7 microchips and • Officers entered 203 rabies exposure reports and submitted 27 specimens for rabies testing. One bat and one raccoon tested positive for rabies. • 112 total coyote related activities o 55 sightings o 33 wild sick reports of mange o 13 wild injures o 4 incidents involving a pet o 3 encounters involving a pet o 2 wild speaks o 1 observation • Out of 112 coyote related activities, 55 fell within the reported behavior types (sighting, encounter, and incident). Incidents: Pets were a factor in 3 out of the 4 activities • o 1 incident involved coyote injuring unattended dog, but was saved by owner. o 1 incident involved two coyotes chasing a dog up to a back door. o 1 incident involved a coyote with mange, growling at the caller. o 1 incident involved a coyote taking an unclaimed cat into the greenbelt • Encounters: Pets were a factor in 2 out of the 3 activities o 2 encounters involved a coyote following a resident and their dog o 1 encounter involved a coyote approaching the caller aggressively. Volunteer, Foster and Rescue Programs • A total of 81 volunteers donated 1,475 hours during December to cat kennel cleaning, socialization, dog walking, recovery, ringworm treatment, bed and toy December 2020 Animal Services Report making and fostering. • At the end of the month, the City of Austin moved to Stage 5 on the COVID Risk Based Guidelines and closed to the public. Fortunately, we were able to allow volunteers to continue their service to the shelter pets by walking dogs and helping with cat treatment and recovery. Without volunteer help, these services would otherwise have fallen on our limited staff. . • Volunteers ensured a very merry Christmas for the shelter pets by handing out stockings to each and every animal, hanging it …

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4c Feral Hog Program Austin Water WCD original pdf

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Feral Hog Program on the Austin Water Wildland Conservation Division Lands Overview: • For over 15 years, Austin Water– Wildland Conservation Division has actively worked to reduce the feral hog population on land it manages. This is done through a program of trapping and safely dispatching hogs. The removal of invasive species is necessary to protect habitat and water quality and is required for compliance with our federal Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan (BCCP) permit. • The Wildland Conservation Division and our Balcones Canyonlands Preserve Partners at Travis County are also working with Dr. John Morill, DVM, PhD, and John Cornelius (Orion Research and Management Services) on a research study to track multiple zoonotic diseases that have potential negative impacts to human health and safety. Data from this study are reported to the Texas Animal Health Commission as well as National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These studies are in collaboration with the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas and the University of Texas at El Paso. • Decreasing the number of feral hogs on the Wildlands is a major component of Austin • Water’s land management plans. Approximately 75-150 feral hogs are removed through Austin Water management annually. In addition to the potential safety and health risk to biologists or hikers and runners with this invasive species, feral hogs also cause significant ecological damage. Since areas of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve like the Bull Creek greenbelt represent some of the very last breeding grounds for the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler, hog damage directly undermines Austin Water’s commitment to conservation of this habitat. As Austin continues to urbanize, the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve is an irreplaceable resource. Feral hogs also cause significant damage to springs and creeks on the Austin Water properties where they are found. Additional feral hog management techniques and considerations: • Austin Water continues to install high game fences around the perimeter of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve and Water Quality Protection Lands. The fences help to keep wildlife inside the preserve, and neighbors should not damage any fencing and report any cuts in the fence to the Wildland Conservation Division (512-972-1660). Minimizing movement of feral hog populations is important to reducing their numbers and protecting the safety of our neighbors. When they can migrate from an area with an active trap into areas without a management program, they are able to reproduce and …

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20210111-4B: Recommendation SB 197 Rescue Sales Tax original pdf

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ANIMAL ADVISORY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 2021-01-11-4B January 13, 2021 Date: Subject: Legislative Agenda Motioned By: Ryan Clinton Recommendation; The Animal Advisory Commission recommends that Senate bill 197 be added to the City's legislative agenda and take action necessary action to support the City's No Kill goals. Description of Recommendation to Council; Seconded By: Monica Frenden SB 197 would exempt rescue groups from paying sales tax on animal adoptions. Rationale: Vote For: 9-0 Against: none Abstain: none Absent: 3 with one vacancy Attest: AAC Chair 1 of 1

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Dec. 17, 2020

Approved Agenda Dec 17 2020 original pdf

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Versión en español a continuación. Animal Advisory Commission Special Called Meeting Thursday, December 17, 6 p.m. Animal Advisory Commission Special Called Meeting to be held Thursday, December 17, 2020, with Social Distancing Modifications Public comment will be allowed via telephone; no in-person input will be allowed. All speakers must register in advance (Wednesday, December 16, by noon). All public comment will occur at the beginning of the meeting. To speak remotely at the December 17 Animal Advisory Commission Meeting, members of the public must: • Call or email the commission liaison, Belinda Hare, at 512-978-0565 or Belinda.hare@austintexas.gov no later than Wednesday noon, December 16. Email is most efficient when communicating. The following information is required: speaker name, agenda item number(s) you wish to speak on, whether you are for/against/neutral, email address and telephone number (must be the same phone number that will be used to call into the meeting). • Once a request to speak has been made to the commission liaison, the information to call on the day of the scheduled meeting will be provided either by email or phone call. • Speakers must call in at least 15 minutes prior to meeting start time in order to speak, late callers will not be accepted and will not be able to speak. Please call in by 5:45 p.m. on December 17. • Speakers will be placed in a queue until their time to speak. • Handouts or other information may be emailed to Belinda.hare@austintexas.gov by noon, December 16, the day before the scheduled meeting. This information will be provided to Board and Commission members in advance of the meeting. • If the meeting is broadcast live, it may be viewed here: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Reunión del Animal Advisory Commission FECHA de la reunion (Thursday, December 17, 6 p.m.) La junta se llevará con modificaciones de distanciamiento social Se permitirán comentarios públicos por teléfono; no se permitirá ninguna entrada en persona. Todos los oradores deben registrarse con anticipación (Wednesday noon, December 16, antes del mediodía). Todos los comentarios públicos se producirán al comienzo de la reunión. Para hablar de forma remota en la reunión, los miembros del público deben: • Llame o envíe un correo electrónico al enlace de la junta en Belinda Hare, 512-978-0565 or Belinda.Hare@austintexas.gov a más tardar al mediodía (el día antes de la reunión). Se requiere la siguiente información: nombre del orador, número (s) de artículo sobre el …

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Item 2b History Vicious Dog Ordinance original pdf

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History of City Ordinance Provisions relating to Vicious Dogs 1908 City Code provision In the City Code of 1908, Article 31 read in pertinent part: It shall not be lawful for any person to keep any dangerous or vicious dog within the limits of this city at any time unless same is kept at all times securely chained, . . . The gist of the ordinance as it existed in 1908 was that a vicious or dangerous dog (terms not defined in the ordinance) must be kept securely chained. At the time, non-vicious dogs were apparently allowed to run at large if they were registered and tagged. An ordinance passed on April 4, 1918 provided: 1918 Ordinance It shall be unlawful for any owner or person in control of any dangerous or vicious dog to keep or permit the same in or about any public house, public place, street or alley in the City of Austin. The essential provisions of the ordinance of 1918 remained in effect until 2002. The 1918 ordinance required that a dangerous or vicious dog be kept away from any public place. The 1918 ordinance survived for more than eight decades and several revisions and amendments to the city’s ordinance relating to animals. On August 15, 1935, a new animal control ordinance was passed which kept the 1918 provision verbatim. On July 1, 1943, a new animal control ordinance was passed which kept the 1918 provision verbatim. The City Codes issued in 1954 and 1967 kept the 1918 provision verbatim. Leash law When the 1918 language relating to vicious dogs was enacted, there was no "leash law" as we know it today. Until 1955, dogs in the City of Austin, except for unspayed female dogs in heat, were allowed to run at large so long as they had a registration tag attached to their collar. However, it seems that a vicious dog could not be allowed to run at large as other dogs could, and a vicious dog had to be kept away from any "public house, public place, street or alley" in the city. In 1955, the city enacted a new ordinance providing that a dog owner "shall keep his dog under restraint at all times and shall not permit such dog to run at large off the premises or property of the owner." By 1967, "At large" had been defined as "off the premises …

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Item 2b Miscellaneous original pdf

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Miscellaneous current Austin City Code provisions relating to dogs and vicious dogs: § 3-1-1 DEFINITIONS. In this title: (10) OWNER means a person who owns, feeds, keeps, maintains, or harbors an animal or who knowingly allows an animal to remain on the person's property. (12) RESTRAINT used with respect to a dog or cat means: (a) kept in a secure enclosure; or (b) kept under the direct physical control of the animal's owner or handler by a leash, cord, chain, or similar direct physical control. (14) RUNNING AT LARGE means an animal not: (a) under the direct physical control of its owner or handler; or (b) physically restrained within the premises of its owner or handler. § 3-2-1 RUNNING AT LARGE PROHIBITED. Except as specifically provided in this title, an owner or handler may not allow livestock, fowl, a dog, or other domestic or dangerous animal or reptile to run at large. § 3-4-1 UNRESTRAINED DOG PROHIBITED. (A) Except as provided in Section 3-4-4 (Public Areas Where Restraint of a Dog is Not Required), an owner or handler of a dog shall keep the dog under restraint. (B) A person holding a dog on a leash or lead shall keep the dog under control at all times. § 3-4-7 VICIOUS DOG. (A) An owner or handler shall take reasonable measures to protect the public from accidental contact with a dog that, by nature or by training, is dangerous to people or other animals. (B) An owner or handler may not keep or permit a dog to be in the city if the dog has: (1) on at least three separate occasions bitten or scratched a person in the city; Page 1 of 2 (2) on at least one occasion bitten or scratched a person to an extent that the attending physician has presented an affidavit to the health authority stating that the person’s life may have been endangered by the dog; or (3) on at least one occasion: (a) killed another dog, cat, or other domestic pet, fowl, or livestock; or (b) seriously injured another animal to an extent that an attending veterinarian has presented an affidavit to the health authority stating that the injured animal's life was seriously endangered or taken by the dog, or that the dog caused a significant permanent impairment of the injured animal’s basic bodily functions or mobility; provided, however, that when the incident occurred, …

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Item 2b Proposed Revision to Vicious Dog Ordinance original pdf

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Draft proposed revision to Section 3-4-7 3-4-7 VICIOUS DOG. (A) An owner or handler shall take reasonable measures to protect the public from accidental contact with a dog that, by nature or by training, is dangerous to people or other animals. (B) [ An owner or handler may not keep or permit a dog to be in the city if the dog has] For purposes of this section, a vicious dog is a dog that, while running at large, has: [(1) on at least three separate occasions bitten or scratched a person in the city; (2) on at least one occasion bitten or scratched a person to an extent that the attending physician has presented an affidavit to the health authority stating that the person’s life may have been endangered by the dog; or (3) on at least one occasion:] [(a)] (1) killed another dog, cat, or other domestic pet, fowl, or livestock, provided, however, that when the incident occurred, the killed animal was not in violation of a provision of this title relating to the confinement or physical control of animals in the City; or [(b)] (2) seriously injured another animal to an extent that an attending veterinarian has presented an affidavit to the health authority stating that the injured animal's life was seriously endangered or taken by the dog, or that the dog caused a significant permanent impairment of the injured animal’s basic bodily functions or mobility; provided, however, that when the incident occurred, the injured animal was not in violation of a provision of this title relating to the confinement or physical control of animals in the City. (C) If the Health Authority determines that a dog is a vicious dog as defined in subsection (B), the owner of the dog shall, not later than the 30th day after a person has been provided notice that the dog has been determined by the Health Authority to be a vicious dog, comply with the following conditions: (1) restrain the dog at all times on a leash in the immediate control of a person or in a secure enclosure; and (2) comply with other applicable requirements as established by the Health Authority. (D) The Health Authority may enforce a violation of Subsection (C) by issuance of a citation. Page 1 of 1

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Item 2c Wildlife Funding State Bill original pdf

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By: ____________________ __.B. No. _____ A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT relating to the management of wildlife and wildlife habitat by a municipality; authorizing a fee. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS: SECTION 1. Title 10, Health and Safety Code, is amended by adding Chapter 830 to read as follows: CHAPTER 830. WILDLIFE AND WILDLIFE HABITAT WITHIN MUNICIPALITIES Sec. 830.001. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter: (1) "Animal control officer" has the meaning assigned by Section 829.001. organization that: (2) "Animal rescue nonprofit organization" means an (A) is exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(a), Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as an organization described by Section 501(c)(3) of that code; and (B) is primarily engaged in the rehabilitation of sick, injured, or orphaned wildlife located in the area served by (3) "Animal shelter" has the meaning assigned by Section the organization. 823.001. Page - 1 - (4) "Development project" means a project to develop a site, or improve a developed site, for profit. Sec. 830.002. DEDICATED WILDLIFE OFFICER. (a) A municipality may establish the position of dedicated wildlife officer. located. (b) A dedicated wildlife officer must be an animal control officer employed at an animal shelter in the municipality that provides services in the municipality and the unincorporated areas of the county in which the municipality is wholly or primarily (c) A dedicated wildlife officer shall perform the duties determined by the municipality, which must include: (1) resolving conflicts between humans and wildlife in a humane and scientifically based manner; (2) responding to inquiries regarding wildlife and wildlife habitat; and (3) educating the public on issues related to interactions between humans and wildlife. Sec. 830.003. IMPOSITION OF MITIGATION FEE. (a) A home-rule municipality may impose on the developer of a development project located within the corporate boundaries of the municipality or the extraterritorial jurisdiction of the municipality a fee not to exceed $100 for each acre or portion of an acre on which natural Page -2 - vegetation is removed as part of the project. (b) Chapter 395, Local Government Code, does not apply to a fee imposed under this section. Sec. 830.004. EXPENDITURE OF MONEY FROM FEE. A municipality may spend money collected from a fee authorized by Section 830.003 (1) support the rehabilitation of wildlife by an animal rescue nonprofit organization located in the municipality; (2) fund the position of dedicated wildlife officer …

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Item 2a Sale of Animals Backup original pdf

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§ 3-2-3 - COMMERCE IN LIVE ANIMALS. SHARE LINK TO SECTIONPRINT SECTIONDOWNLOAD (DOCX) OF SECTIONSEMAIL SECTIONCOMPARE VERSIONS (A) A pet trader commits an offense if the pet trader conducts a retail sale in violation of Subsections (E) through (G) of this section. (B) A pet trader commits an offense if the pet trader conducts an off-site retail sale. (C) A person commits an offense if the person sells, trades, barters, leases, rents, gives away, or displays for a commercial purpose a live animal on a roadside, public right-of-way, or commercial parking lot, or at an outdoor special sale, swap meet, flea market, parking lot sale, or similar event.

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Austin Animal Center Monthly Report Oct 2020 original pdf

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Austin Animal Center Monthly Report October 2020 Fiscal Year 2019 Austin Animal Center October 2020 Intakes Kitten Adult Cat Neonatal Puppy Adult Dog Others Born in Owner Surrender Public Assistance Stray Total Neonatal Kitten 5 0 0 23 84 4 0 0 46 120 170 15 31 0 0 62 Puppy 13 5 0 0 16 34 112 108 Intakes by Intake Type 218 40 13 34 837 532 Born in Owner Surrender Public Assistance Stray Intakes by Age Breakdown 1 0 5 25 50 81 4 0 93 35 180 312 0 0 0 0 20 20 Age Breakdown Neonatal under 6 weeks old Kitten/Puppy 6 weeks to under 1 year old Adult at least 1 year old Cat 3 112 170 108 393 Dog 17 34 81 312 444 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 Neonatal Kitten Kitten Adult Cat Neonatal Puppy Puppy Adult Dog page 1 Austin Animal Center October 2018 to 2020 Intakes 2018 2019 2020 Cat Dog Total Cat Dog Total Dog Total Born in Owner Surrender Public Assistance Stray Total 0 4 9 90 441 544 0 11 175 69 702 0 15 265 78 1,143 0 0 9 207 502 718 0 0 249 53 628 0 0 456 62 1,130 957 1,501 930 1,648 444 837 Cat 24 100 0 0 269 393 10 13 118 40 263 34 13 218 40 532 Yearly October Intakes by Intake Type 78 62 456 218 40 265 15 1,501 1,648 837 13 34 1,143 1,130 2018 2,019 532 2,020 Born in Owner Surrender Public Assistance Stray Yearly October Intakes by Animal Type 1,800 1,600 1,400 1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0 957 544 2018 930 718 2019 444 393 2020 page 2 Austin Animal Center October 2020 Outcomes Neonatal Kitten Puppy Kitten Adult Cat Neonatal Puppy Adult Dog Total 58 151 428 Adoption Deceased Disposal RTO Rto-Adopt Transfer Total Humane Euthanasia Shelter Neuter Return 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 40 46 170 1 1 2 2 0 3 31 210 49 1 0 8 2 13 10 18 0 1 0 1 6 0 0 5 Outcomes by Outcome Type 101 13 0 0 1 8 3 0 23 93 0 0 4 6 0 82 52 295 7 1 17 112 11 13 169 758 428 758 7117 112 11 13 169 Age Breakdown Neonatal under …

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Austin Animal Center Monthly Report September 2020 original pdf

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Austin Animal Center Monthly Report September 2020 Fiscal Year 2019 Austin Animal Center September 2020 Intakes Born in Owner Surrender Public Assistance Stray Total Kitten Adult Cat Neonatal Puppy Adult Dog Others 2 0 7 38 56 Puppy 0 0 7 13 11 31 103 116 1 0 9 25 81 7 0 62 25 165 259 0 0 0 0 19 19 Neonatal Kitten 5 2 0 12 122 141 203 0 0 0 59 116 175 54 Intakes by Intake Type Age Breakdown Neonatal under 6 weeks old Kitten/Puppy 6 weeks to under 1 year old Adult at least 1 year old 2 15 844 570 Born in Owner Surrender Public Assistance Stray Intakes by Age Breakdown Cat 4 141 175 103 423 Dog 15 31 116 259 421 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 Neonatal Kitten Kitten Adult Cat Neonatal Puppy Puppy Adult Dog page 1 Austin Animal Center September 2018 to 2020 Intakes 2018 2019 2020 Cat Dog Total Cat Dog Total Cat Dog Total 0 6 96 13 488 603 0 0 194 70 659 0 6 290 83 1,147 0 0 8 205 636 849 0 0 252 60 611 0 0 457 68 1,247 7 2 7 109 298 423 8 0 94 47 272 421 15 2 203 54 570 923 1,526 923 1,772 844 Born in Owner Surrender Public Assistance Stray Total Yearly September Intakes by Intake Type 83 68 290 457 54 203 6 1,526 1,772 2 15 844 1,147 1,247 570 2018 2,019 2,020 Born in Owner Surrender Public Assistance Stray Yearly September Intakes by Animal Type 1,800 1,600 1,400 1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0 923 603 2018 923 849 2019 421 423 2020 page 2 Austin Animal Center September 2020 Outcomes Humane Euthanasia Shelter Neuter Return Adoption Deceased RTO Rto-Adopt Transfer Total Neonatal Kitten Kitten Adult Cat Neonatal Puppy Adult Dog Total 145 444 0 0 2 0 0 0 54 56 149 3 5 0 1 0 34 192 63 2 2 1 12 14 15 Puppy 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 109 12 87 19 0 0 0 0 22 128 56 1 7 9 0 56 274 6 16 98 11 14 182 771 Outcomes by Outcome Type 444 771 616 98 11 14 182 Age Breakdown Neonatal under 6 weeks old Kitten/Puppy 6 weeks to under …

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Animal Services Report November 2020 original pdf

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November 2020 November 2020 Animal Services Report ANIMAL SERVICES REPORT Animal Services News • A total of 369 animals were adopted (200 dogs, 169 cats) • A total of 91dogs and cats were returned to their owners (RTOs). • A total of 646 animals were brought to the shelter (412 stray, 189 owner surrender, 15 abandoned, 30 public assist). Animal Protection month of November. impounded 96 injured animals. Eight bats tested positive for rabies. • Animal Protection Officers (APOs) returned 70 animals to their owners in the field during the • Officers handed out 36 fencing assistance applications, implanted 2 microchips and • Officers entered 255 rabies exposure reports and submitted 44 specimens for rabies testing. • APO’s report having responded to an increased number of severe dog bites during November, in part due to incidents located in camps where people experiencing homelessness are congregating. • 58 total coyote related activities o 27 sightings o 15 wild injured o 8 wild sick reports of mange o 3 wild speaks o 2 observations o 1 incident involving a pet o 1 encounter involving a pet encounter, and incident). Incidents: Pets were a factor in the activity • unfenced front yard. • Encounters: Pets were a factor in the activity • Out of 58 coyote related activities, 29 fell within the reported behavior types (sighting, o 1 incident involved two coyotes injuring an off-leash, unsupervised dog, located in an o 1 encounter involved a coyote following a resident and their dog Volunteer, Foster and Rescue Programs November 2020 Animal Services Report • A total of 87 volunteers donated 1,823 hours during November to cat kennel cleaning, socialization, dog walking, recovery, ringworm treatment, bed and toy making and fostering. • A total of 325 families provided foster care and a total of 131 animals were adopted directly from foster care. • There are 2279 approved fosters in GivePulse, and 127 new foster applications were processed. • There are currently 463 animals in foster homes. • 152 live outcomes were attributed to 23 AAC partners:  13 to Spay-Neuter-Return program with Austin Humane Society (AHS)  36 to Austin Pets Alive! (APA!), approximately 9 of which are neonatal kittens  2 to small partners o 51 cats o 99 dogs  49 to APA!  13 to AHS  37 to Small partners o 2 Other Species  1 rabbit for housing and medical …

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November 2020 November 2020 Animal Services Report ANIMAL SERVICES REPORT Animal Services News • A total of 369 animals were adopted (200 dogs, 169 cats) • A total of 91dogs and cats were returned to their owners (RTOs). • A total of 646 animals were brought to the shelter (412 stray, 189 owner surrender, 15 abandoned, 30 public assist). Animal Protection month of November. impounded 96 injured animals. Eight bats tested positive for rabies. • Animal Protection Officers (APOs) returned 70 animals to their owners in the field during the • Officers handed out 36 fencing assistance applications, implanted 2 microchips and • Officers entered 255 rabies exposure reports and submitted 44 specimens for rabies testing. • APO’s report having responded to an increased number of severe dog bites during November, in part due to incidents located in camps where people experiencing homelessness are congregating. • 58 total coyote related activities o 27 sightings o 15 wild injured o 8 wild sick reports of mange o 3 wild speaks o 2 observations o 1 incident involving a pet o 1 encounter involving a pet encounter, and incident). Incidents: Pets were a factor in the activity • unfenced front yard. • Encounters: Pets were a factor in the activity • Out of 58 coyote related activities, 29 fell within the reported behavior types (sighting, o 1 incident involved two coyotes injuring an off-leash, unsupervised dog, located in an o 1 encounter involved a coyote following a resident and their dog Volunteer, Foster and Rescue Programs November 2020 Animal Services Report • A total of 87 volunteers donated 1,823 hours during November to cat kennel cleaning, socialization, dog walking, recovery, ringworm treatment, bed and toy making and fostering. • A total of 325 families provided foster care and a total of 131 animals were adopted directly from foster care. • There are 2279 approved fosters in GivePulse, and 127 new foster applications were processed. • There are currently 463 animals in foster homes. • 152 live outcomes were attributed to 23 AAC partners:  13 to Spay-Neuter-Return program with Austin Humane Society (AHS)  36 to Austin Pets Alive! (APA!), approximately 9 of which are neonatal kittens  2 to small partners o 51 cats o 99 dogs  49 to APA!  13 to AHS  37 to Small partners o 2 Other Species  1 rabbit for housing and medical …

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Animal Services Report October 2020 original pdf

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October 2020 October 2020 Animal Services Report ANIMAL SERVICES REPORT Animal Services News Animal Protection month of October. • A total of 437 animals were adopted (208 dogs, 219 cats, two birds and eight small pets). • A total of 123 dogs and cats were returned to their owners (RTOs). • A total of 895 animals were brought to the shelter (542 stray, 238 owner surrender, 34 abandoned, 41 public assist and 40 wildlife). • Animal Protection Officers (APOs) returned 89 animals to their owners in the field during the • Officers handed out 43 fencing assistance applications, implanted 11 microchips and • Officers entered 222 rabies exposure reports and submitted 32 specimens for rabies testing. impounded 165 injured animals. Ten bats tested positive for rabies. • 89 total coyote related activities o 43 sightings o 26 wild sick reports of mange o 9 wild injured o 4 wild speaks o 3 incidents involving a pet o 2 encounters involving pets o 2 observations • Out of 89 coyote related activities, 48 fell within the reported behavior types (sighting, encounter, and incident). Incidents: Pets were a factor in all activities • o 1 incident involved an outside cat being injured by a coyote o 1 incident involved an unattended dog being injured by a coyote o 1 incident involved a coyote taking an outside cat • Encounters: Pets were a factor in all activities o 1 encounter involved a woman running away from a coyote and causing the coyote to run after resident and her pet o 1 encounter involved a resident being followed by a coyote with a pet Volunteer, Foster and Rescue Programs • A total of 79 volunteers donated 1,480 hours during October to cat kennel cleaning, socialization, dog walking, recovery, ringworm treatment, bed and toy making and fostering. October 2020 Animal Services Report • Fourteen volunteers donated 58 hours to helping ensure our Sunrise Adoption events are successful. The volunteer program was able to open afternoon and evening time slots for volunteers to walk dogs and care for and socialize cats. • A select group of skilled cat behavior volunteers began helping our highest need shy/timid cats to build trust with humans through Cat Pawsitive training techniques. • A total of 340 families provided foster care and a total of 180 animals were adopted directly from foster care. • There are 2236 approved fosters in GivePulse, …

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