Animal Welfare Committee

The Animal Welfare Committee hosts a number of activities throughout the year to provide assistance to animals in shelters and to educate people about responsible pet ownership. The committee does not partake in legislative updates concerning animal issues, nor does it provide legal assistance.


The committee typically meets the third Thursday at noon at the Belo Mansion. Meetings are subject to change so please call ahead. DAYL members can sign up for the committee and receive email correspondence regarding upcoming events by clicking here.

Committee Contacts

Co-Chairs: Shaun HassettRachael Nelson | Eliot Walker | David Newland | Fernando Avelar
Board Liaison: Whitney Keltch
Staff Contact: Cherie Harris

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