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Supes appoint members to spay/neuter task force

By Amy Asman

Santa Barbara County has gone to the dogs. And cats. The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors recently established an 11-member Spay/Neuter Ordinance Task Force, whose job is to develop recommended language for a county spay and neuter ordinance.

The first task force meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 24, at the Public Health Department office, 300 N. San Antonio Road, in Santa Barbara.

A total of 31 Santa Barbara County residents provided applications and letters of interest for the board’s consideration. Four of the supervisors selected two members for the task force. Board chairman and 1st District Supervisor Salud Carbajal selected three people, including one designated as task force chair.

Task force appointees include Ron Faoro, DVM (chair), Shirley Jansen, and Elaine Martin (1st District). Other appointees are Heidi Thorson and Lisa Kenyon (2nd District); Mikki Capparelli-Lally and Paul McEnroe (3rd District); Linda Greco and Andy Mills (4th District); and Tom Freeman and Bonnie Royster (5th District).

At the Sept. 24 meeting, the task force is expected to discuss how they will accomplish their goals, plan for tours of animal shelters, and schedule additional task force meetings.

The task force will complete its work and bring recommendations to the Board of Supervisors for a possible Spay/Neuter Ordinance in February 2009.

For more information about the Spay/Neuter Ordinance Task Force, contact Susan Klein-Rothschild at the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department by calling 681-5435.

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