Animal Welfare Committee

Meetings

  • 3rd Thursday of every month
  • 6 Park Row,
    Room 2 A/B
    Mansfield, MA 02048
  • Meetings will occur in Room 2 A/B, or as posted

Members

  • Chester (Chuck) MacKean, Chairperson
    Term expires: December 31, 2019
  • Carol Kosel, Vice Chairperson
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • Mary Andrews, Clerk
    Term expires: December 31, 2019
  • Sharon Baker
    Term expires: December 31, 2019
  • Ana Molina-Villella
    Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Joan Brandt (alternate)
    Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Erika Cervasio, D.V.M. (alternate)
    Term expires: December 31, 2020

The Animal Welfare Committee is a permanent committee formed by the Select Board composed of five members and two alternate members appointed for terms of three years each, so arranged that the terms of as nearly equal a number of members as possible expire each year.

Duties

The Animal Welfare Committee shall meet at the call of the Chairman and do the following:

  • The Animal Welfare Committee shall interview all applicants for the Humane Officer’s position, at the request of the Animal Control Officer, and recommend at least three candidates to the Animal Control Officer for the hiring of the Humane Officer.
  • The Animal Welfare Committee/Animal Control Officer may at anytime request the Humane Officer to inspect any commercial animal establishment or private animal holding facility.
  • Recommend to the Select Board rules and regulations concerning the operation of the animal shelter, standards for the collection, care, custody and disposal of dogs at large and public nuisance dogs.
  • Recommend to the Town necessary changes in the law regarding the control of animals.
  • Review the proposed budget of the Humane Officer and operating budget for the animal shelter and make recommendations to the Chief of Police/Animal Control Officer.
  • Upon written request, by the Select Board, review and recommend to the Select Board, permit applications, renewal permit applications and applications to transfer ownership of existing permits, and recommend revocation of permits or licenses.