CHARLOTTE LAWS - DREAM AND ACHIEVE TOGETHER
Would you like to be the Director of Animal Welfare (DAW) or a DAW Volunteer for your Community? Your City Council Needs Your Help! And the Animals Need Your Help Even More!
Both positions are volunteer
and unpaid. You will be helping to end
the killing of the 2277 dogs and cats that are killed at the Oakland Animal
Shelter each year. You will also be helping to reduce the cost that taxpayers
The killing is unnecessary.
Cities and counties around the country are drastically ahead of Oakland. San
Francisco, Tompkins County (New
York) and Berkeley have made amazing strides; New York City and the state of
Utah are in the process of becoming "no kill." Let's help make this
happen in Oakland
DAWs and the City Council Can Do
you volunteer to be a Director of Animal Welfare (DAW) or a DAW Assistant for
your area, you will evaluate the animal situation in your community and take
measures to rectify the situation. Every area has different needs; the idea is
to solve problems at a grassroots level for your particular community.
a DAW or DAW Assistant, you may want to explore the following:
a) Outreach. Identify animal-related issues/needs. Communicate with the
people of the area and see what the animal-related needs are.
b) Make presentations at local council, group and association meetings
about progress and/or projects.
c) Convey information via your Council representative's mailings or
through other groups or media outlets.
d) Come together with the DAWs from other districts to create joint
e) Put on "Animal Care Fairs," one day events in which the following
are provided: dog training, humane education, free or low cost spay/neuter
services and adoption referrals. These
have been successful in the Bay Area in past years.
f) Ask to place referral information on your Councilmember's
website. (i.e. contact information for vets, animal hospitals, low cost
spay/neuter clinics, animal services, rescue groups, etc.) or on the websites of
other local groups or associations.
g) Come to monthly DAW meetings and city-wide animal events.
h) Come up with creative solutions. Tell other DAWs and the
city what they can do to help.
i) Encourage the city to become "no kill."
DAW project is gaining steam in Los Angeles. It can work in Oakland, too. The
Los Angeles DAW participation website can be found at www.CharlotteLaws.org
Click on the DAW program link, which appears in the first paragraph. You
may even be able to volunteer to be the DAW for an area adjacent to where you
live or work if the DAW position is taken in your area. Please contact
Charlotte Laws with any questions at (818) 781-5280. We want this eventually to
be a statewide project.
can the DAW program offer that a centralized plan cannot offer?
DAWs can communicate with the stakeholders better than the city can through
local meetings and events.
2. DAWs are grassroots; they know local needs better than the city does.
3. Participation by Councils and Stakeholders lets the city know people are serious about ending the killing of dogs and cats.
4. It publicizes the problem. The media will be more likely to cover these issues if they see that the local Councils/People are concerned.
Back to Oakland
"No Kill" Animal Shelter Outline
Back to Oakland "No Kill" Animal Shelter Proposal
Back to Oakland Humane Officer Information
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Back to First Oakland Job Description
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