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09-01-17 ACTF4itof Las y r aces 1 EPEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE 2 3 The following are summary minutes for the meeting of the City of Las Cruces - Animal 4 Care Task Force for September 1, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., at the City of Las Cruces, City Hall, 5 Conference Room 2007-A, 700 North Main Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico. 6 7 Members Present: 8 David Dollahon, Assistant City Manager for Operations 9 Marcy Driggers, City Attorney's Office 10 Gino Jimenez, City Animal Control 11 Kasandra Gandara, City Councilor Dist. 1/ ASCMV Board Vice Chair 12 Mary Lou Ward, Dona Ana County ACO Chief 13 Paula Powell, Interim Director, El Paso Animal Shelter 14 15 Others Present: 16 Susan Krueger, Animal Care Advocate 17 Richard Hahn, Coalition for Pets and People 18 19 Members Absent: 20 Vicki Lusk, Dona Ana County Codes Chief 21 Renee Waskiewicz, Animal Advocate 22 Paul Richardson, Interim Exec. Director, Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley 23 Bernice Navarro, Interim Exec. Director, Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley 24 Jess William, Dona Ana County PIO/ ASCMV Board Chair 25 26 Call to order - 3:11 p.m. 27 28 Approval of Minutes: 29 1. June 28, 2017 - Approved, corrected reference to Vic Villalobos serving as 30 acting volunteer coordinator and discussion on need for ACO's to have proper 31 tools related to the impound sheets. 32 33 Discussion Items: 34 1. Multi -year pet licensing: Section 7-11 of the LCMC related to pet licensure 35 a.#5. Requires that the license be for one-year with an annual renewal. Any 36 changes to this would also require the change to the fee structure. This is 37 changeable because the licensing is tied to the rabies vaccine, thus it is possible 38 to amend the ordinance to allow for the licensing. CLC is looking for license 39 issuance in the field, provided in compliance with rabies vaccine. Also looking to 40 help with licensing through veterinarians through inducements (compensation for 41 service (i.e. allow them to add a fee of x amount on top of the existing fee); Vets 42 would need to have access to pet data system and look to require vets to do the 43 pet licensing in the ordinance. 44 2. Impound Sheets: Need for electronic forms and appropriate hardware for the 45 ACO's to use (Toughbook's, not laptops, due to durability in the field — need to 1 look for funding); Need for read-only access to ASCMV's database by the ACO's; 2 along with computer aided dispatch 3 3. Vicious/Dangerous Animals: Need to look at shelter owner release 4 information/forms. As currently indicated, shelter staff may be indicating that 5 release back to owners is authorized by City or County ACO staff, rather than by 6 the ASCMV staff. 7 4. Court Order animal holdings @ County facility: No capacity to take animals s from the City, as it is used by the County at facility on E. Griggs and out at the 9 fairground. E. Griggs facility needs to be emptied so that facility can be properly 10 cleaned and maintained. 11 5. Rescue Groups: Need for establish Policy and SOP's. Also discussion on no 12 animal should be leaving the shelter without the appropriate vaccine. 13 6. Foster Care: Need for establish Policy and SOP's. El Paso County shelter has 14 more animals in foster programs than in the shelter. 15 7. County ACES Program/City education efforts: County ACES program is 16 doing outreach the first month as part of educational outreach and 2"d month 17 follow-up for enforcement. Could partner with ASCMV for licensing and other 18 events. City has undertaken similar effort in defined neighborhood. ASCMV 19 efforts could including licensing, micro -chip scans, etc. 20 21 Future task list: 22 Multi -year licensing amendment to the ordinance and fee schedules 23 Funding for toughbooks for ACO's to use in the field 24 Amend ordinance and fee schedule to require vets to do the licensing 25 26 Next Meeting: September 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm 27 28 Adjorn - 4:30 p.m 29 3 31 32 Chair 33 34 Approved: