DAW MISSION STATEMENT
"To assist local councils and stakeholders in Los Angeles County with animal issues."
The DAWs rejected the idea of a well-defined platform because each local council and community have different needs or positions with respect to animal issues. The DAW program encourages autonomy and self-determination for each local council and DAW. The beliefs of one DAW may differ drastically from the beliefs of another.
The DAW program serves as a vehicle to increase grassroots participation in every neighborhood. By publicizing animal issues, recruiting volunteers, holding animal-related events, and proposing policy suggestions and legislation, it is believed that the DAWs can benefit the people and animals of L.A., as well as the State at large. Ultimately, the DAW program intends to reach beyond California to every neighborhood in America.