Animal control meeting planned for RP March 27
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Sonoma County Animal Care and Control will be hosting a series of public meetings focused on the welfare of domestic animals. These events are open to the public. 

Rohnert Park’s meeting is scheduled for March 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Dept. of Public Safety, near the public library.
Attendees will have the opportunity to offer input, receive updates on services and be offered ways to support the Sonoma County Animal Care and Control’s (ACC) efforts to provide collaborative community based animal welfare services.

In August 2012, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors launched an effort through the ACC to work with cities, community partners, and other interested parties to develop recommendations for an enhanced coordinated and collaborative animal services system.  Since November 2012, ACC has been meeting with representatives of the nine cities in Sonoma County to develop a common vision and goals for animal services and to identify opportunities for collaboration. The March community outreach meetings hosted by ACC are a key part of this ongoing effort and are the first in a series of such meetings ACC will host over the coming months.

Meeting attendees will hear brief updates on ACC operations as well as an overview of proposed goals for collaboratively addressing the needs of animals throughout Sonoma County. The greater portion of the meeting will be devoted to hearing attendees’ feedback on these proposed goals.

“Animal Care and Control works to ensure public safety and provide the best animal care possible,” ACC Director Amy Cooper said. “This is a community that cares deeply about the welfare of animals. With the broad public participation, we’ll be able to do so much more. I’m eager to hear the public’s input and to identify new opportunities to get people involved with ACC in meaningful ways.”

Those unable to attend a meeting will have an opportunity to provide input via an online survey to be posted after March 15 at www.sonoma-county.org/shelter/.

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