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Animal Services Advisory Committee

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Powers and Duties 

The Animal Services Advisory Committee was initially established in June 1991, in compliance with the Texas Health and Safety Code.  The purpose of the Committee is to assist in compliance with the requirements of state law regarding animal shelters and control.  The advisory Committee is composed of one licensed veterinarian, the City's animal control officer, a police officer, and a representative from an animal welfare organization.  Another agency animal control officer may serve as a representative of an animal welfare organization.   Members are appointed by the City Council for a two (2) year term and may be reappointed.   The Committee shall meet at least three (3) times per year and the duties are limited to compliance with the requirements of Chapter 823-Animal Shelters of the Texas Health and Safety Code."


- Hurst Code of Ordinances, Chapter 4 Section 4-31

Number of Members: Four (4) regular members, and one (1) citizen member
Term: Two years
Meetings: Three (3) times per year and as needed

Place 1 
Name: Dr. Jason Risley
Term Expires: 2021

Place 2 
Name: Chris Chenevert
Term Expires: 2020

Place 3 
Name: Billy Keadle* 
Term Expires: 2021

Place 4 
Name: Michelle Watson
Term Expires: 2020

Place 5
Name: Kim K. Leach
Term Expires: 2021

* Chair


Agendas & Minutes 

August 29, 2018

May 16, 2018

January 17, 2018

August 23, 2017