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Animal Welfare Committee


The Animal Welfare Committee advises on projects to improve the welfare of animals in the City, including the reduction of feral cat colonies in the City and the spay/neuter program of the No Kill Alliance (NOKA). This Committee reports to the Community Safety Standing Policy Committee.


The Animal Welfare Committee meets in person as well as offering a hybrid meeting format, by utilizing Microsoft TEAMS, for anyone who needs to attend virtually. 

Public participation is welcome in the form of written or verbal submissions, and may request to attend virtually via Microsoft TEAMS. The Committee may invite external experts to present information on a topic before them. 

For information on participation, contact

​Meeting Schedule



January 19, 2023


February 16, 2023


​March 16, 2023


​April 20, 2023

​May 18, 2023

​June 15, 2023

​September 21, 2023

​October 19, 2023

​November 16, 2023

​December 21, 2023

For information outside of meeting times, please contact the Office of the City Clerk at General inquiries can be directed to Lethbridge 311. 

Who is on the Committee?

​Committee Member
​Date of Appointment
​Term Expiration

Barb Grodzicky
Lethbridge & District Humane Society

​January 2020

​December 31, 2023

Verna Masuda
No-Kill Animal Association (NOKA)

January 2023

​December 31, 2025

Tammie Belanger, Chair
Windy City Canine Rescue

​March 2022

December 31, 2023​

​Shelbi Gibson
Citizen Representative

​January 2021

​December 31, 2023

Cenz Rossi
Citizen Representative

March 2022​

December 31, 2024​

​Deborah Bowden
Citizen Representative

January 2020

​December 31, 2024

Citizen Representative

Citizen Representative

Staff Liasion:

Office of the CIty Clerk

Governing Documents

Terms of Reference

See the Terms that govern the mandate and composition of the Committee.

Agendas & Minutes - Previous Years

2022 Agendas

2022 Minutes