SHELTER BOARD ACCEPTING AD-HOC COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS

SHELTER BOARD ACCEPTING AD-HOC COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS

Applications are being accepted by the board of directors of the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley from persons interested in serving on an ad-hoc committee whose primary purpose will be to review specific animal-related ordinances and enforcement activities that regularly and necessarily involve the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley as a service provider, specifically a feral-cat policy, licensing/fees and ownership restrictions.

The ad-hoc committee membership will be comprised of one animal-health-care professional, two at-large community members, two representatives of animal-based non-profit organizations, one animal breeder and one sportsman. Additional voting members will be the Animal Control supervisors of both Doña Ana County and the City of Las Cruces. In addition, non-voting participation in policy review will be invited and encouraged from the executive director of the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley and a representative of both the New Mexico Livestock Inspector’s Office and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

To be considered, each applicant must submit a detailed letter of interest, a current resume, a list of all mission-relevant affiliations and memberships, and two letters of reference. Each applicant also must specify the category of committee membership to which the application is directed (i.e. at-large category, breeder category, etc). A separate application packet must be submitted for each category in which an applicant wishes to be considered.

Application packets must be received no later than 1 p.m. Thursday, April 29, at the office of Doña Ana County Public Information Director Jess C. Williams, 845 N. Motel Blvd., #2-164, Las Cruces, N.M. 88007.

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Reporters seeking more information or interviews may call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (575) 525-5801.