Animal Advisory Board

The Animal Advisory Board is being expanded to assist the City of Sugar Land with the planning and design for a new Animal Shelter.  This includes reviewing policies and procedures, identifying program elements and defining wants versus needs for the shelter. The board will also assist with creating a capital campaign.  Members must be a resident of the City, Greatwood or New Territory and meet one of the following qualifications.:

  • Volunteer at the City of Sugar Land Animal Shelter
  • Adopted an animal from a shelter or rescue group
  • Demonstrated interest in the welfare of animals
  • History of involvement in local community organizations
  • Career in an animal related industry (veterinary, boarding, grooming, pet sitting, etc.)
  • Career in the medical, epidemiology or zoonotic field
  • Career or experience in wildlife management
  • Work or volunteer for a shelter or rescue group

Members serve one-year terms and are appointed annually by the City Council.  Members will meet twice a month for at least the first three months and then once a month until the project is complete.  The estimated time to complete this project is 2 years. 

Applications are being accepted up to 5:00 p.m., Wed, August 23, 2017.  All applications must be submitted electronically through the city website  by clicking on "Expanded Animal Advisory Board" under the "Get Involved" tab at the top of the page.

Application Review Process 

 From the applicant pool, the City Council Animal Services Task Force will select applicants for further consideration. Selected applicants will be asked to provide written response to a questionnaire, may be invited to participate in a brief in-person interview with the City Council and if so, will be notified of an interview schedule.

For additional information, please contact Kathryn Ketchum, Animal Services Manager, at 281-275-ADOG or

New User Details
Animal Advisory Board Application
The below questions are asked because the City Council desires to manage the appointment process to ensure the appointment of qualified individuals representing a cross-section of gender, diversity, and geographical representation of the community at large.
Emergency Contact Information
(Please leave blank if not applicable)
Employment / Student-Please complete one of the following;
Do you or your spouse, either individually or through your employers, have any financial interest directly or indirectly, in any contract or subcontract with the city or in the sale to the city of, materials, supplies or services? Please mark not applicable if this does not apply to you.
Skills and Experience
What civic or community endeavors have you been involved in? Please list name of organization, position held, date of service and whether your service was provided on a compensated or voluntary basis.
Have you been a past member of a City of Sugar Land Board, Commission or Task Force? Please list area(s) of service and approximate dates or note this does not apply.
Please describe an example of a time when you had to listen, learn and maintain an open mind to all issues under consideration before you made a final decision.
References- Please provide two.
Have you participated in any of the following City of Sugar Land Academies or Trainings?
Volunteer Agreement

By submitting my application I:

(1) Certify that I am furnishing this information for use in determining my qualifications as a volunteer;

(2) Understand that the Texas Public Information Act may require the City to disclose any information I provide;

(3) Certify that any information given by me is true, correct and complete;

(4) Understand and agree that any false information, misrepresentation, or concealment of facts is sufficient grounds to disqualify me from volunteering and, as a volunteer, for my immediate discharge without recourse from the City of Sugar Land's Volunteer Program-Serve Sugar Land; and

(5) May be subject to a "for cause" substance abuse screening at any point in time while I am a volunteer for the City.

A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

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The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) promotes the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information in the files of consumer reporting agencies. There are many types of consumer reporting agencies, including credit bureaus and specialty agencies (such as agencies that sell information about check writing histories, medical records, and rental history records). Here is a summary of your major rights under the FCRA. For more information, including information about additional rights, visite go to or write to: Consumer Response Center, Room 130-A, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580.

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  • You may seek damages from violators. If a consumer reporting agency, or, in some cases, a user of consumer reports or a furnisher of information to a consumer reporting agency violates the FCRA, you may be able to sue in state or federal court.
  • Identity theft victims and active duty military personnel have additional rights. For more information, visit .

  • States may enforce the FCRA, and many states have their own consumer reporting laws. In some cases, you may have more rights under state law. For more information, contact your state or local consumer protection agency or your state Attorney General. Federal enforcers are Federal Trade Commission: Consumer Response Center - FCRA, Washington, DC 20580, 1-877-382-4357

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