Wednesday, October 19, 2022

City Auditor to conduct community meetings to get public input on Animal Services Office Audit

The Office of the City Auditor will conduct an audit of the Animal Services Office. This audit was directed by City Council, the resolution was passed in July 2022 (RESOLUTION NO. 20220728-098).  

As part of the audit process the Auditor’s Office will conduct three community meetings to get public input for the audit.

Meeting dates and times:

  • Monday, Oct. 24, 6:30-8 p.m., North Village Branch Library, 2505 Steck Ave. 
  • Wednesday, Nov. 2, 6:30-8 p.m., Virtual Meeting via WebEx, Join the meeting, here.
  • Thursday, Nov. 10, 6:30-8 p.m., City Hall Boards & Commission Room, 301W. 2nd St.

The City Auditor is directed by City Council to perform an audit of Animal Services Office effectiveness (effectiveness audit) and to identify an external animal sheltering expert knowledgeable in No Kill policies and practices to assist in identifying strategies and recommendations for improved flow of operations, quality care for animals, and a successful, sustainable No Kill shelter.

The Audit team will collaborate with an external Animal shelter expert. Identifying this person will be part of the community input meetings.

In addition, the audit team would like to get an understanding on what the community views as the biggest areas of concern regarding animal services. The public input will assist the auditors in narrowing down the focus areas.

The final audit report is estimated to be complete at the beginning 2023. View the City Council Resolution, document.cfm (

For questions or to provide input via email, or call, 512-974-2805.

About the Office of the City Auditor
The Office of the City Auditor was created under Section 17 of Article VII of the City Charter. Chapter 2-3 of City Code details the office operations.

The Auditor’s Office works to make Austin better for all residents. The staff conducts audits and investigations to help find ways for the city to improve.

The office follows audit standards, so the work is independent and free of bias.

The Auditor publishes reports so everyone can see the results of its work. The result of the work is presented at meetings of the Austin City Council Audit and Finance Committee.

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