Animal Safety and Welfare Advisory Board
The Lakewood Animal Safety and Welfare Advisory Board was established in 2008 to serve in an advisory capacity for the purpose of general animal issues, assist in public education and community outreach to owners of animal safety and abuse problems. The Board is also involved in updating and improving written educational materials and the coordination and referral of animal owners to education classes.
The Lakewood Animal Safety and Welfare Advisory board is composed of seven members. Board members include a representative from the Lakewood City Council, the Director of Public Safety or a representative of that office, and five members who are representatives from the City of Lakewood with some area of expertise in animal behavior, animal safety or other experience that brings diversity to the membership of the board.
The Lakewood Animal Safety and Welfare Advisory Board shall be advisory and coordinate its activities with the Administration and Council and any other boards or agencies. The Board is authorized to undertake any animal safety and welfare task requested by the Mayor and City Council.