CITY OF HARKER HEIGHTS
BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND COMMITTEES APPLICATION
The City is required to have an Animal Advisory Committee by the Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 823. The purpose of the Animal Advisory Committee is to assist the municipal animal shelter in complying with the other requirement of Chapter 823. The Committee must be compromised of a veterinarian, a city or county official, an employee of the animal shelter, and a representative of an animal welfare organization. The City goes beyond the basic requirements of Chapter 823 by allowing other individuals that are interested in animal welfare to join the committee as alternates. The City’s Animal Advisory Committee not only assists with this mandate, but also with other functions of the Pet Adoption Center, including: advising on potential ordinances, fund raising ideals, and ideals with regards to animal care that go beyond the requirements of the State of Texas. The animal advisory committee is required by State Code to meet three times a year.