The City of Lake Dallas Animal Shelter Advisory Board


The Animal Shelter Advisory Board meets 3-5 times a year.  Meetings allow the board to be briefed on the shelter’s activity.  The board provides feedback and advice based on the information presented in an attempt to aid the shelter in continuously enhancing service to both the community and the shelter pets, while operating within the parameters and statutes set forth by the state. 


MembersPlaceTerm Expiration 
Mandi EdwardsResident RepresentativeOct. 2024
Dr. Cassie EpsteinVeterinarian RepresentativeOct. 2023
Kim GaffeyAnimal Rescue RepresentativeOct. 2023
Cheryl McClainMunicipal MemberOct. 2024
Chief Alan SawyerStaff LiaisonOct .2023


Per Sec. 823.005 of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

(a) The governing body of a county or municipality in which an animal shelter is located shall appoint an advisory committee to assist in complying with the requirements of this chapter.

(b) The advisory committee must be composed of at least one licensed veterinarian, one county or municipal official, one person whose duties include the daily operation of an animal shelter, and one representative from an animal welfare organization. 

(c) The advisory committee shall meet at least three times a year.