Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Give us your input by taking the online Animal Services Audit Community Engagement Survey

Take the online survey, here  

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 community meetings to get public input for the audit.

The next meeting will be a Virtual meeting via WebEx, on Wed., Nov. 2, 6:30-8 p.m.

Prior to the meeting please take a few minutes and complete the online survey, here.  

Join the Virtual meeting, here.

If people are interested and can’t attend a meeting, please give input by completing this brief survey.

The last meeting will be on:

  • 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 in the summer of 2023. View the City Council Resolution, document.cfm (austintexas.gov).

For questions or to provide input via email at austinauditor@austintexas.gov or call 512-974-2805.

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