Philadelphia’s Animal Care and Control Team will assume all animal control and shelter service when its current Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Animals contract expires. For that, ACCT will need a board.
Mayor Michael Nutter has appointed eight of those board members, who need very specific qualifications. Bylaws adopted yesterday require the following:
the Board is chaired by the Managing Director or his designee and consists of:
the City Solicitor (or designee)
the President of the City Council of Philadelphia (or designee)
a representative of the Animal Advisory Committee
a veterinarian with prior animal shelter experience
a veterinarian with a broad range of experience
an individual with prior animal rescue experience
a community representative with prior general business experience
an individual with feral cat expertise
two representatives of shelter agencies
The release from Nutter’s details the board appointees, which include Councilman Jack Kelly, two people involved with the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society and several others. Many of them own adopted dogs.