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Animal Welfare Committee

The Animal Welfare Committee advises Council on projects to improve the welfare of animals in the City of Lethbridge. This includes the management and mitigation of Feral Cat Colonies within the city limits and the spay/neuter program of the No-Kill Animal Association (NOKA).

Below are our programs and how to apply for funding:

Information on the spay and neuter program by the No-Kill Animal Association is available by calling or texting 403-327-6652(NOKA) or by email


The Animal Welfare Committee meets on the third Thursday of the month in person with an option for participants to attend virtually on Microsoft Teams.

Meeting Schedule Agendas Minutes
January 19, 2023 Agenda Minutes
February 16, 2023 Agenda Minutes
March 16, 2023 Agenda Minutes
April 20, 2023 Agenda Minutes
May 18, 2023 Agenda Minutes
June 15, 2023 Agenda Minutes
September 28, 2023 Agenda Minutes
October 19, 2023 Agenda Minutes
November 16, 2023 Agenda  
December 21, 2023    

Attend a meeting

All meetings are open to the public. If you would like more information about an upcoming meeting, contact or 311.

The Committee may invite external experts to present information on a specific topic. 

Committee members

Name Role Appointment Date Term Expiration

Tammie Belanger, Chair

Windy City Canine Rescue March 2022 December 31, 2023

Shelbi Gibson, Vice-Chair

Public Member January 2021 December 31, 2023

Barb Grodzicky

Lethbridge & District Humane Society January 2020 December 31, 2023

Cenz Rossi

Public Member March 2022 December 31, 2024

Deborah Bowden

Public Member January 2020 December 31, 2024
Vacant No-Kill Animal Association (NOKA)    
Vacant Public Member    
Vacant Public Member    

Terms of reference

Review the Animal Welfare Committee Terms of Reference for more information about the responsibilities and duties of the committee as well as the:

  • Statement
  • Composition and appointments
  • Reporting and evaluation structure

Previous Years Agendas and Minutes

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