Animal Services Committee

Members of the Animal Services Committee meet bi-monthly to exchange and discuss local and regional information and ideas concerning the delivery of animal services. The Committee advises the Public Safety Policy Committee and the COG Board of Directors on matters pertaining to animal care and control issues. Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to: animal care, animal control, wildlife, disaster planning and response, dangerous animals, humane education and recognition of excellence in the field of animal care and control. The Animal Services Committee appoints subcommittees to develop regional policies, plans, agreements, and programs.


The following is a partial list of participating agencies in the MWCOG Animal Services Committee:

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria Montgomery County Humane Society
Animal Welfare League of Arlington MetroPets Online
Frederick County Animal Control Partnership for Animal Welfare
The Fund for Animals Prince George's County Animal Management Division
Humane Society of Carroll County American Humane Association
The Humane Society of the United States Washington Humane Society
Loudoun County Animal Shelter  



United Animal Nations

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Noah's Wish