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2 Animal Services Data Report July 2022 original pdf

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July 2022 Statistical Report July 2021 Statistical Report July 2020 Statistical Report

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Approved Agenda August 8 Animal Advisory Commission original pdf

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REGULAR MEETING of the ANIMAL ADVISORY COMMISSION AUGUST 8, 2022, 6 P.M. AUSTIN CITY HALL, Room 1101 301 W. Second St. AUSTIN, TEXAS 78701 Some members of the Commission may be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely via telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation by telephone. To register to speak remotely, call or email Belinda Hare, by Sunday noon, August 7, at phone 512-978-0565, or email Belinda.Hare@austintexas.gov. Please know emails work best. CURRENT COMMISSIONERS Craig Nazor, Chair Nancy Nemer Palmer Neuhaus Jo Anne Norton Luis Herrera Kristen Hassen, Parliamentarian AGENDA CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Ryan Clinton, Vice Chair Lisa Mitchell Katie Jarl Lotta Smagula Beatriz Dulzaides Dr. Paige Nilson The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. Speakers for specific agenda items may sign up prior to the meeting or in person at the meeting. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the minutes of the Animal Advisory Commission Regular Meeting on July 11, 2022. 2. Presentation by Don Bland and/or Jason Garza regarding Austin Animal Center and Animal Services Reports 3. Presentation by Don Bland regarding AAC Staffing and Services 4. Presentation by AAC Staff regarding AAC Public Communications on Services STAFF BRIEFINGS DISCUSSION ITEMS 5. Presentation by Parliamentarian regarding Roberts Rules of Order 6. Presentation by Austin Pets Alive! regarding APA! Quarterly Report DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 7. Discussion and Possible Action on AAC Monthly Reporting of Data 8. Discussion and Possible Action on Transferring Austin Animal Center Animals to Other Communities 9. Discussion and Possible Action on the Austin Animal Center Space Crisis and Recommendations from the Space Crisis Working Group 10. Discussion and Possible Action on Austin Animal Center Staffing Request for FY 23 11. Discussion and Possible Action on Hold Period Ordinance 12. Discussion and Possible Action on Inclusion of Animal Services in the City of Austin next Five-Year Strategic Plan 13. Discussion and Possible Action on 311 Flow Charts and Information FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed …

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City Code 3-1-26 (D) re animals visibly pregnant original pdf

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REGULAR MEETING of the ANIMAL ADVISORY COMMISSION AUGUST 8, 2022, 6 P.M. AUSTIN CITY HALL, Room 1101 301 W. Second St. AUSTIN, TEXAS 78701 Some members of the Commission may be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely via telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation by telephone. To register to speak remotely, call or email Belinda Hare, by Sunday noon, August 7, at phone 512-978-0565, or email Belinda.Hare@austintexas.gov. Please know emails work best. AGENDA ADDENDUM DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 14. Discussion and Possible Action on the reconsideration of Austin City Code section 3-1-26 (D), Notice to Rescue Organization, regarding an animal exhibiting visible signs of pregnancy The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least two days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Commission Liaison Belinda Hare, Animal Services Office, 512-978-0565 or at Belinda.hare@austintexas.gov, for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Animal Advisory Commission , please contact Belinda Hare at 512- 978-0565 or at Belinda.hare@austintexas.gov

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13 Austin 311 ASO Report original pdf

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What happens when residents call 3-1-1 and they cannot keep the animal and they cannot take them to the shelter? If a resident needs to have a found dog picked up, Austin 3-1-1 will enter a “Found Animal - Pick Up” service request that goes to ASO for review and follow up. Right now, we give the resident the expectation that Animal Protection personnel will contact them within 24 hours as noted at the end of the service request process. If the resident needs to speak to ASO staff right away, we also implement our escalation process. This call is transferred to our command center who then reaches out to ASO on a supervisor line or sends an email to an ASO group to let them know this resident needs a callback as soon as possible. We are currently working with our department partners on updates to the service request process. For ASO we have begun a review of the “Found Animal – Pick Up” service request which includes a change in the name of the service request type to “Animal Protection – Found Animal Assistance”. Once the service request is entered, Animal Protection will contact them within 24 hours to provide them available options and assistance. The updates to the service request are scheduled to take place in September. In addition, our team is in the process of reviewing all FAQ articles we have about ASO to confirm documentation has the most accurate information available. It is the responsibility of the department to let us know every time they update processes, procedures, or items such as operating days and hours. It helps to provide us the documentation before it becomes effective or as soon as possible to allow time to update the content in our system and to train our staff.

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6 Austin Pets Alive! July 2022 Monthly Report original pdf

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Monthly Report on License Agreements 2022 - 07 July This report is in agreement with the terms outlined in Section 8.4 of the License Agreement between the City of Austin and Austin Pets Alive! with a focus on APA!’s impact on Travis county through our partnership with Austin Animal Center. Summary: Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) continues to be the city of Austin’s largest partner in lifesaving. APA! takes animals that have medical and behavioral issues that require a higher cost per animal than the average healthy animal in care. APA! focuses on these animals in an effort to have a measurable effect on the live release rate at AAC. APA! Intakes transferred from AAC: 265 animals were transferred out of AAC to rescue partners in July. 108 of those were transferred to APA!, and another 34 were born in APA!’s care to pregnant animals sent from AAC. Additionally, APA! took in 30 pets directly from owners within Travis county through the PASS program that would otherwise have entered AAC. AAC - Cat Behavior AAC - Cat Bottle Baby (Includes BIC) AAC - Cat Maternity AAC - Cat Medical AAC - Cat Space AAC - Dog BIC AAC - Dog Behavior Large/Medium AAC - Dog Behavior Small AAC - Dog Bottle Baby AAC - Dog Maternity AAC - Dog Medical AAC - Dog Parvo Transfer AAC - Dog Space Large/Medium AAC - Dog Space Small TOTAL AAC Travis - PASS Travis - Parvo OS/PASS TOTAL TRAVIS 0 59 1 21 0 16 28 4 1 0 8 4 0 0 142 26 4 172 1 of 3 © 2022 Austin Pets Alive! All Rights Reserved Operations Comparison APA and AAC serve the community in tandem and our combined efforts impact the live release rate across the city, county and surrounding areas. For July 2022: AAC APA! TOTAL Intake 1,157 1,063 2,220 S/N at the Shelter 617 530 1,147 In Foster 414 1,190 1,604 Adoptions 677 917 1,594 APA! Intakes from AAC % of Prior Fiscal Year-To-Date AAC Dog and Cat Intake FY21 APA! Intake from AAC FY22 APA! Intake from Travis County APA! Intake as a % of prior FY AAC Intake APA! Travis Intake as a % of AAC Intake 8,006 1,397 380 17.45% 4.75% APA! Intakes from AAC % of Current Fiscal Year-To-Date AAC Dog and Cat Intake APA! Intake from AAC APA! Intake from Travis County APA! Intake …

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2 July 2022 Animal Services Report original pdf

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July 2022 July 2022 Animal Services Report AUSTIN ANIMAL SERVICES REPORT Animal Services News • The live outcome rate for July was 96.73 percent. • A total of 1,240 animals were brought to the shelter which included 697 dogs, 460 cats, 47 wild animals, 12 rabbits, 11 guinea pigs, five fish, three domestic birds, and one snake. • A total of 681 animals were adopted (363 cats, 313 dogs, and 5 small pets). • A total of 108 dogs, cats, and birds were returned to their owners (RTOs and RTO-Adopt). • Animal Protection Officers (APOs) returned 26 animals to their owners in the field. • Officers handed out 21 fencing assistance applications and implanted 7 microchips. • Officers impounded 182 injured animals and delivered 103 wildlife animals to Austin Wildlife Rescue. • Officers entered 202 rabies exposure reports and submitted 47 specimens for rabies testing. Four bats tested positive for rabies and an additional six were considered non-negative due to being too decomposed to test. • 6 total coyote related activities (for Travis County) o 4 sightings o 1 encounters o 1 incidents • Out of 6 coyote related activities, 6 fell within the reported behavior types (sighting, encounter, and incident) • Encounters: • Incidents: o 1 encounter involved a coyote attacking a domestic animal o 1 incident involved a coyote attacking a domestic animal Volunteer, Foster, and Rescue Programs • A total of 351 volunteers donated 5,113 hours of volunteer service. Animal Protection July 2022 Animal Services Report • The Volunteer Coordinators held five orientations for new volunteers in July, introducing 211 people to the shelter programs. 82 new volunteers attended their first training or mentor shifts in June. • 26 Community Service Restitution individuals performed 123 hours of laundry, dishes, and other duties as assigned. • 162 animals were adopted directly from foster care. • More than 280 different individuals/families fostered. • 254 new foster applications were processed. (This number does not include walk-in / in person applications that were processed.) • There are currently 1,142 members (approved fosters) in the foster program’s GivePulse group. • 10 pets died or were euthanized in foster care. • As of August 2, 6:55 a.m., there were 412 animals in foster care. • 197 animals were transferred to 21 in-state AAC Rescue Partners (compared to 244 animals for July 2021). • 65 dogs were transported to 10 out-of-state AAC Rescue Partners …

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July 11, 2022

Animal Advisory Commission Meeting Agenda - July original pdf

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ANIMAL ADVISORY COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING JULY 11, 2022, 6 PM AUSTIN CITY HALL, Room 1101 301 W. Second St. AUSTIN, TEXAS 78701 Some members of the Commission may be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at http://www.austintexas.gov/watch-atxn-live. Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once, either in-person or remotely, and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. For remote participation, registration no later than noon, Sunday, June 12, is required. To register for remote participation, please email or call Jason Garza at Jason.Garza@austintexas.gov or by phone at 512-978-0536. AGENDA CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Craig Nazor, Chair Nancy Nemer Palmer Neuhaus Jo Anne Norton Luis Herrera Kristen Hassen, Parliamentarian CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda Ryan Clinton, Vice Chair Lisa Mitchell Katie Jarl Lotta Smagula Beatriz Dulzaides Dr. Paige Nilson 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Special Called meeting meeting 2. BRIEFINGS a. Review and approval of minutes from the June 10, 2022, Animal Advisory Commission b. Review and approval of minutes from the June 13, 2022, Animal Advisory Commission a. Austin Animal Center and Animal Services Reports b. AAC Staffing and Services c. AAC Public Communications on Services d. 311 Flow Charts and Information e. Parliamentarian Presentation on Meeting Decorum f. APA Monthly Report 3. OLD BUSINESS: Update, Discussion and Possible Action a. Monthly Reporting of Data b. Transferring Austin Animal Center Animals to Other Communities c. Austin Animal Center Space Crisis and Recommendations from the Space Crisis Working Group d. Austin Animal Center Staffing Request for Budget FY 23 e. Hold Period Ordinance 4. NEW BUSINESS: Discussion and Possible Action a. Inclusion of Animal Services in the City of Austin next five-year strategic plan b. Annual Internal Review and Report 5. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS 6. ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Jason Garza at the Animal Services Office, at 512-978-0536, …

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Revised Agenda original pdf

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ANIMAL ADVISORY COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING JULY 11, 2022, 6 PM AUSTIN CITY HALL, Room 1101 301 W. Second St. AUSTIN, TEXAS 78701 Some members of the Commission may be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at http://www.austintexas.gov/watch-atxn-live. Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once, either in-person or remotely, and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. For remote participation, registration no later than noon, Sunday, July 10, 2022 is required. To register for remote participation, please email or call Jason Garza at Jason.Garza@austintexas.gov or by phone at 512-978-0536. AGENDA - REVISED CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Craig Nazor, Chair Nancy Nemer Palmer Neuhaus Jo Anne Norton Luis Herrera Kristen Hassen, Parliamentarian CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda Ryan Clinton, Vice Chair Lisa Mitchell Katie Jarl Lotta Smagula Beatriz Dulzaides Dr. Paige Nilson 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Special Called meeting meeting 2. BRIEFINGS a. Review and approval of minutes from the June 10, 2022, Animal Advisory Commission b. Review and approval of minutes from the June 13, 2022, Animal Advisory Commission a. Austin Animal Center and Animal Services Reports b. AAC Staffing and Services c. AAC Public Communications on Services d. 311 Flow Charts and Information e. Parliamentarian Presentation on Meeting Decorum f. APA Monthly Report 3. OLD BUSINESS: Update, Discussion and Possible Action a. Monthly Reporting of Data b. Transferring Austin Animal Center Animals to Other Communities c. Austin Animal Center Space Crisis and Recommendations from the Space Crisis Working Group d. Austin Animal Center Staffing Request for Budget FY 23 e. Hold Period Ordinance 4. NEW BUSINESS: Discussion and Possible Action a. Inclusion of Animal Services in the City of Austin next five-year strategic plan b. Annual Internal Review and Report 5. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS 6. ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Jason Garza at the Animal Services …

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ASO Vacancy Report original pdf

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Animal Services Regular Positions - July 5, 2022 Department Administration Position Chief Animal Services Officer Deputy Chief Animal Services Officer Department Executive Assistant Human Resources Coordinator Administrative Supervisor Administrative Senior Administrative Assistant Manager - Vet Services Program Manager II - Animal Care, Behavior & Enrichment Program Manager II - Field Services, Pet Resource Center, Outreach Program Manager I - Customer Service, Rescue, Foster, Volunteer Program Manager I - Marketing & Communication Marketing Representative Supervisor Animal Care Specialist (Lead) Animal Care Animal Care Technician Animal Care Worker PCN 104136 105962 110660 104084 110581 106431 102392 10561 105863 114415 104128 113310 114417 106424 110591 106435 106440 106447 115773 114564 115776 106443 106421 106426 106428 106429 106430 106432 106433 106437 114216 Status Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled VACANT VACANT Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled VACANT Filled Filled Filled VACANT Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled VACANT Applicant in Background Applicant in Background Applicant in Background Applicant in Background Animal Protection Supervisor Animal Protection Senior (Lead) Dangerous & Vicious Dog Investigator Neglect & Resource Officer Severe Bodily Injury Investigator Wildlife Officer - City Wildlife Officer - County Animal Protection Officer Behavior & Enrichment Supervisor Animal Enrichment Specialist Applicant in Background Applicant in Background Applicant in Background 114672 115772 115774 115775 115777 115778 106445 111614 116982 105510 104129 113859 104123 112867 117369 104122 104125 104130 104133 105294 105340 110375 110376 112866 116981 104132 115660 115661 116438 116439 116440 106439 104124 115409 115771 Filled VACANT Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled VACANT Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled VACANT VACANT Filled VACANT Filled Filled VACANT Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Customer Service Supervisor Customer Care Representative Senior (Lead) Customer Care Representative Outreach Customer Care Representative - Part Time Public Health Educator I Pet Resource Center Supervisor Public Health Educator I Customer Care Representative Senior (Lead) Customer Care Representative Foster/Volunteer Rescue/Transport Vet Services Foster Coordinator Foster Coordinator - Part Time Foster Coordinator Rescue Coordinator Transport Coordinator Supervisor Animal Health Technician Lead 106438 111105 106460 106446 104139 110900 106434 106436 106442 104140 106441 114670 107502 113503 113454 118481 104131 114416 111312 106444 104134 106459 106425 106427 110598 114565 104138 114669 111309 106448 104126 106451 106452 106455 Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled VACANT Filled Filled Filled …

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City of Austin Strategic Direction Plan original pdf

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 AUSTIN STRATEGIC DIRECTION 2023 Table of Contents 2 | TABLE OF CONTENTS About Austin 3 Introduction: PROCESS RECAP 4 Strategic Direction 6 • Economic Opportunity & Affordability 8 Strategic Outcomes • Mobility • Safety • Health & Environment 12 16 20 • Culture & Lifelong Learning 24 • Government That Works for All 28 Leadership 32 Acknowledgments 33 Appendix and Resources 34 AUSTIN, TX AUSTIN LANDSCAPE C O U N C I L / M A N A G E R F O R M O F G O V E R N M E N T 4 5 1 6 2 7 3 8 Mayor 10 GEOGRAPHIC COUNCIL DISTRICTS City Manager At-Large 9 10 Daily Operations 963K 200k 400k 600k 800k Population: 963,116 (as of January 2018) Nearly 1 in 3 homes speak languages other than English 100+ people moving to Austin daily 300 parks 227 miles of trail 7,760 lane miles of City streets 2,685 miles of sidewalks 250+ miles of bike lanes I feel safe in my neighborhood. daytime: 90% nighttime: 73% (2017) See Appendix for data sources. 16% 16% of Austinites living in poverty (2016) ORGANIZATIONS 829 arts, culture & heritage organizations ABOUT AUSTIN | 3 829 PROCEss RECAP INTRODUCTION The City of Austin is focused on improving quality of life and civic participation in the Austin community. This strategic direction guides the next three to five years and outlines imperatives to advance equitable outcomes across Austin. IMPETUS FOR STRATEGIC DIRECTION Research conducted in 2017, a few years into the City’s new 10-1 system of geographic district representation, concluded four areas for the organization to address: 1. Lack of clear, shared citywide priorities 2. Shared sense that City is not dealing with critical issues that will determine its future 3. Effective governance has been a challenge 4. Inadequate feedback and learning loops As a single playbook for the City of Austin, this strategic direction addresses these areas of opportunity and establishes a framework for effective governance going forward. STRATEGIC DIRECTION 2023 Strategic Direction 2023 is inspired by Imagine Austin, which flourished from an extensive community engagement process that laid out a 30-year vision for our community. (View the Imagine Austin Dashboard, highlighting its eight Priority Programs and related indicators, at austintexas.gov/imagineaustin/indicators.) This strategic direction sets six strategic outcomes for the next three to five years. Utilizing an outcome-based approach to setting priorities and budgeting enables …

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June 2020-2022 Statistics original pdf

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Austin Animal Services Office Statistical Report for June 2022 As of July 5, 2022 Statistical Report for June 2021 Statistical Report for June 2020

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Animal Services Report original pdf

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June 2022 June 2022 Animal Services Report AUSTIN ANIMAL SERVICES REPORT Animal Services News • The live outcome rate for June was 96.28 percent. • A total of 1,247 animals were brought to the shelter which included 606 cats, 568 dogs, 49 wild animals, 10 domestic birds, six rabbits, five guinea pigs, and three turtles. • A total of 628 animals were adopted (372 cats, 241 dogs, and 15 small pets). • A total of 88 dogs, cats, and birds were returned to their owners (RTOs and RTO-Adopt). Animal Protection Rescue. • Animal Protection Officers (APOs) returned 39 animals to their owners in the field. • Officers handed out 17 fencing assistance applications and implanted 16 microchips. • Officers impounded 173 injured animals and delivered 110 wildlife animals to Austin Wildlife • Officers entered 234 rabies exposure reports and submitted 58 specimens for rabies testing. Six bats tested positive for rabies and an additional eight were considered non-negative due to being too decomposed to test. • 56 total coyote related activities o 25 sightings o 19 wild sick o 6 wild injured o 1 wild speak o 2 encounters o 3 incidents and incident) • Out of 56 coyote related activities, 30 fell within the reported behavior types (sighting, encounter, • Encounters: Pets were not a factor in these encounters. o 1 encounter involved a coyote chasing a man riding his bike June 2022 Animal Services Report o 1 encounter a coyote following a resident. Do not know if resident had a pet • Incidents: Pets were a factor in 75% of activities: o 1 incident involved a coyote acting “aggressively” in an unfenced front yard o 1 incident involved a coyote taking two free-range chickens o 1 incident involved a coyote injuring a small dog in a fenced backyard with a person present Volunteer, Foster, and Rescue Programs • A total of 323 volunteers donated 4,712 hours of volunteer service. • The Volunteer Coordinators held four orientations for new volunteers in May, introducing 185 people to the shelter programs.63 new volunteers attended their first training or mentor shifts in April. • 40 group volunteers donated 80 hours towards dog walking and cat care. • 11 Community Service Restitution individuals performed 117.5 hours of laundry, dishes, and other duties as assigned. • 151 animals were adopted directly from foster care. • More than 225 different people/families fostered. • 263 new …

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Annual Internal Review original pdf

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Annual Internal Review This report covers the time period of 7/1/2021 to 6/30/2022 Austin Animal Advisory Commission (Official Name of Board or Commission) The Board/Commission mission statement (per the City Code) is: The purpose of the board is to advise the City Council and the Travis County Commissioners Court on Compliance with Texas Health and and Safety Code Chapter 823 (Animal Shelters); advise the City Council on animal welfare policies and on budget priorities identified by the commission and the community, except on issues related to the administration of the Animal Services Department; advise the Travis County Commissioners Court on animal welfare policies; promote the collaboration between the City, private institutions, and agencies interested in or conducting activities relating to animal welfare in the City; identify proactive, creative approaches to engage and facilitate communication within the animal welfare community; and foster and assist the development of animal welfare programs in the community. The commission may study, advise, and report on policy recommendations it deems effective to promote animal welfare outcomes consistent with City goals and objectives as outlined by City Council and the City Manager. 1. Describe the board’s actions supporting their mission during the previous calendar year. Address all elements of the board’s mission statement as provided in the relevant sections of the City Code. • Received quarterly reports from staff (and APA) on issues directly related to Chapter 823 compliance at the Austin Animal Center and TLAC. • Received monthly Animal Services reports. • Received monthly Austin Animal Center reports. • Provided a forum for public comment and discourse on animal issues. Annual Review and Work Plan 2021-2022 Page The Commission created or carried over the following Work Groups to study and possibly recommend action on these issues: • Working Group on How to Increase Microchipping in the City of Austin • Working Group on Off-Leash Dogs • Shelter Space Issues Working Group Actions taken by the Commission during the year: • The Commission passed recommendations to address the Austin Animal Center’s space crisis and asked for additional monthly reports on the following: the numbers of animals pled to Austin Pets Alive! for medical reasons and declined; the number of animals hospitalized and length of hospitalizations; and the outside vendors, vendors costs, including which animals receive medical services and by whom. • The Commission strongly recommended to APD that the APD’s Cruelty Division not be cut and any …

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APA Monthly Report original pdf

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Monthly Report on License Agreements 2022 - 06 June This report is in agreement with the terms outlined in Section 8.4 of the License Agreement between the City of Austin and Austin Pets Alive! with a focus on APA!’s impact on Travis county through our partnership with Austin Animal Center. Summary: Austin Pets Alive! (APA!) continues to be the city of Austin’s largest partner in lifesaving. APA! takes animals that have medical and behavioral issues that require a higher cost per animal than the average healthy animal in care. APA! focuses on these animals in an effort to have a measurable effect on the live release rate at AAC. APA! Intakes transferred from AAC: 389 animals were transferred out of AAC to rescue partners in June. 162 of those were transferred to APA!, and another 52 were born in care at APA! to pregnant animals sent from AAC. Additionally, APA! took in 41 pets directly from owners within Travis county through the PASS program that would otherwise have entered AAC. AAC - Cat Behavior AAC - Cat Bottle Baby (Includes BIC) AAC - Cat Maternity AAC - Cat Medical AAC - Cat Space AAC - Dog BIC AAC - Dog Behavior Large/Medium AAC - Dog Behavior Small AAC - Dog Bottle Baby AAC - Dog Maternity AAC - Dog Medical AAC - Dog Parvo Transfer AAC - Dog Space Large/Medium AAC - Dog Space Small TOTAL AAC Travis - PASS Travis - Parvo OS/PASS TOTAL TRAVIS 0 96 8 34 0 35 5 0 0 10 16 10 0 0 214 30 11 255 1 of 3 © 2022 Austin Pets Alive! All Rights Reserved Operations Comparison APA and AAC serve the community in tandem and our combined efforts impact the live release rate across the city, county and surrounding areas. For June 2022: AAC APA! TOTAL Intake 1,174 1,041 2,215 S/N at the Shelter 494 541 1,035 In Foster 373 1,241 1,253 Adoptions 613 961 1,574 APA! Intakes from AAC % of Prior Fiscal Year-To-Date AAC Dog and Cat Intake FY21 APA! Intake from AAC FY22 APA! Intake from Travis County APA! Intake as a % of prior FY AAC Intake APA! Travis Intake as a % of AAC Intake 6640 1255 350 18.9% 5.3% APA! Intakes from AAC % of Current Fiscal Year-To-Date AAC Dog and Cat Intake APA! Intake from AAC APA! Intake from Travis County APA! …

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Approved Agenda June 13 2022 original pdf

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ANIMAL ADVISORY COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING JUNE 13, 2022, 6 PM AUSTIN CITY HALL, Room 1101 301 W. Second St. AUSTIN, TEXAS 78701 Some members of the Commission may be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at http://www.austintexas.gov/watch-atxn-live. Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once, either in-person or remotely, and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. For remote participation, registration no later than noon, Sunday, June 12, is required. To register for remote participation, please email or call Jason Garza at Jason.Garza@austintexas.gov or by phone at 512-978-0536. AGENDA CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Craig Nazor, Chair Nancy Nemer Palmer Neuhaus Jo Anne Norton Luis Herrera Kristen Hassen, Parliamentarian CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda Ryan Clinton, Vice Chair Lisa Mitchell Katie Jarl Lotta Smagula Beatriz Dulzaides Dr. Paige Nilson a. Review and approval of minutes from the May 9, 2022, Animal Advisory Commission 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES meeting 2. BRIEFINGS a. Austin Animal Center and Animal Services Reports b. AAC Staffing and Services c. AAC Public Communications on Services b. Parliamentarian Presentation on Meeting Decorum 3. OLD BUSINESS: Update, Discussion and Possible Action a. Monthly Reporting of Data b. Transferring Austin Animal Center Animals to Other Communities c. Austin Animal Center Space Crisis and Recommendations from the Space Crisis Working Group d. Austin Animal Center Staffing Request for Budget FY 23 e. Resubmission of Vicious Dog Recommendation to Correct Language Error 4. NEW BUSINESS: Discussion and Possible Action a. Regarding Members of the Commission’s No Kill Committee b. Hold Period Ordinance c. Spay/Neuter on Second Impoundment d. Proposed Increase in Living Wage to $22/hour 5. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS 6. ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Belinda Hare at the Animal Services Office, at 512-978-0565, for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on …

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Addendum to Agenda original pdf

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ANIMAL ADVISORY COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING JUNE 13, 2022, 6 PM AUSTIN CITY HALL, Room 1101 301 W. Second St. AUSTIN, TEXAS 78701 Some members of the Commission may be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at http://www.austintexas.gov/watch-atxn-live. Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once, either in-person or remotely, and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. For remote participation, registration no later than noon, Sunday, June 12, is required. To register for remote participation, please email or call Jason Garza at Jason.Garza@austintexas.gov or by phone at 512-978-0536. AGENDA - ADDENDUM CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Craig Nazor, Chair Nancy Nemer Palmer Neuhaus Jo Anne Norton Luis Herrera Kristen Hassen, Parliamentarian Ryan Clinton, Vice Chair Lisa Mitchell Katie Jarl Lotta Smagula Beatriz Dulzaides Dr. Paige Nilson 4. NEW BUSINESS: Discussion and Possible Action e. State of the Shelter Resolution The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Belinda Hare at the Animal Services Office, at 512-978-0565, for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Animal Advisory Commission, please contact Board Liaison. Belinda Hare, 512-978-0565 or Belinda.Hare@austintexas.gov

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AAC May Statistics Report original pdf

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Austin Animal Services Office Statistical Report for May FY 2022 May Reports FY 2021 May Reports FY 2020 May Reports

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ASO 311 FAQs original pdf

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FAQ Category: Animal Services Access Classification: Internal Topic: Austin Animal Center Summary: General information about the Austin Animal Center. Reference Text: Address: 7201 Levander Loop, Building A, Austin, 78702 Main Number: 512-978-0500 Animal Services Fax: 512-978-0619 QLESS Paging System: 512-687-1472 Animal Intake To bring in a found pet, submit a Stray Intake Appointment Request Form found on the Animal Center Website. Found pet appointments are scheduled Monday through Friday only. Intake of animals without an appointment will not be accepted. As of May 2022, due to ongoing space issues, the Animal Center is currently only accepting sick or injured dogs for intake. Cats are not subjected to this restriction. The Center will not accept animals found outside the city of Austin or Travis County. If an animal is brought in from outside of the jurisdiction, resident will be asked to return the animal to the area where it was found. Pet Surrender To surrender a pet, see the Rehoming a Pet website and click the link to schedule an owner surrender consultation appointment. Walk-in owner surrenders are not accepted. For more information see the Animal Services Issues KB Doc. Animal Adoption Hours Monday - Saturday 11am - 7pm Sunday temporarily closed The latest that a resident may go into the Austin Animal Center to adopt an animal is Monday - Friday is 6:30pm, and Saturday is 6pm, as they often have a 1.5 - 2 hour wait. To schedule an adoption appointment, email ASOanimaladoption@austintexas.gov. Fees There are fees associated with reclaiming animals at the shelter. In certain cases, the Animal Center can work with individuals on reclaim fees. It is best going to the Animal Center as soon as possible to work out a possible arrangement. The Shelter accepts Mastercard, Visa or Discover. They also accept cash. If the payment total is less than $100, they will not accept a $100 bill as it is hard to find change. Emergency Animal Clinics North Emergency Clinic at 12034 Research Boulevard in Austin (512-331-6121) accepts wildlife. South Emergency Clinic at 4434 Frontier Trail in Austin (512-899-0955). does not accept wildlife. Night drop boxes for animals are not available. Residents with injured animals will need to take them to an afterhours clinic. They would need to hold strays until morning. It is a violation to abandon an animal at the front door of the shelter. FAQ Category: Animal Services Access Classification: Internal Topic: …

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ASO Staffing Update original pdf

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Animal Services Regular Positions - June 7, 2022 Department Administration Position Chief Animal Services Officer Deputy Chief Animal Services Officer Department Executive Assistant Human Resources Coordinator Administrative Supervisor Administrative Senior Administrative Assistant Manager - Vet Services Program Manager II - Animal Care, Behavior & Enrichment Program Manager II - Field Services, Pet Resource Center, Outreach Program Manager I - Customer Service, Rescue, Foster, Volunteer Program Manager I - Marketing & Communication Marketing Representative Supervisor Animal Care Specialist (Lead) Animal Care Animal Care Technician Animal Care Worker PCN 104136 105962 110660 104084 106431 106431 102392 10561 105863 114415 104128 113310 114417 106424 110591 106435 106440 106447 115773 114564 115776 106443 106421 106426 106428 106429 106430 106432 106433 106437 114216 Status Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled VACANT VACANT Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled VACANT Filled Filled VACANT Filled Filled Filled Filled VACANT Animal Protection Supervisor Animal Protection Senior (Lead) Dangerous & Vicious Dog Investigator Neglect & Resource Officer Severe Bodily Injury Investigator Wildlife Officer - City Wildlife Officer - County Animal Protection Officer Behavior & Enrichment Supervisor Animal Enrichment Specialist 114672 115772 115774 115775 115777 115778 106445 111614 116982 105510 104129 113859 104123 112867 117369 104122 104125 104130 104133 105294 105340 110375 110376 112866 116981 104132 115660 115661 116438 116439 116440 106439 104124 115409 Filled VACANT Filled Filled VACANT Filled Filled Filled Filled VACANT Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled VACANT Filled Filled VACANT Filled Filled VACANT Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Customer Service Supervisor Customer Care Representative Senior (Lead) Customer Care Representative Outreach Customer Care Representative - Part Time Public Health Educator I Pet Resource Center Supervisor Public Health Educator I Customer Care Representative Senior (Lead) Customer Care Representative Foster/Volunteer Rescue/Transport Vet Services Foster Coordinator Foster Coordinator - Part Time Volunteer Coordinator Rescue Coordinator Transport Coordinator Supervisor Animal Health Technician Lead 115771 106438 111105 106460 106446 104139 110900 106434 106436 106442 104140 106441 114670 107502 113503 113454 118481 104131 114416 111312 106444 104134 106459 106425 106427 110598 114565 104138 114669 111309 106448 104126 106451 106452 Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled VACANT Filled Filled VACANT Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Filled Animal Health Technician Veterinarian Veterinarian - Part Time 106455 106456 114412 114674 104127 106423 106449 106450 …

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