Chapter 8.16


8.16.010    Created.

8.16.020    Administration.

8.16.030    Personnel—Recruitment and Compensation.

8.16.040    Tenure of Personnel.

8.16.050    Expense Reimbursement.

8.16.060    Duties.

8.16.010 Created.

There is hereby created the Department of Animal Care and Control Volunteer Program, hereinafter referred to in this chapter as the “volunteer program.” (Ord. 91-29, 8/13/91)

8.16.020 Administration.

The Director shall have ultimate responsibility and authority over the volunteer program and shall establish such rules, regulations, staff support and equipment as may be necessary for such volunteers to adequately carry out the duties enumerated in Section 8.16.060. (Ord. 91-29, 8/13/91)

8.16.030 Personnel—Recruitment and Compensation.

A.    The Director of the Department of Animal Care and Control shall have the responsibility for the selection and assignment of personnel under this volunteer program. All personnel within this program may be recruited from citizens and other lawful residents with a general concern for the humane treatment of animals, who support the mission and philosophy of the Department.

B.    All positions within this volunteer program shall be on a volunteer and unpaid basis, and their status as employees shall be governed by the salary ordinance set out at Title 6 of the Los Angeles County Code [which, for the purposes of the ordinance codified in this chapter only is hereby adopted and incorporated herein by reference], under the heading of Volunteer Worker, W/O Comp. (Ord. 91-29, 8/13/91; Ord. 01-12, 7/10/01)

8.16.040 Tenure of Personnel.

The personnel within this volunteer program shall serve at the pleasure of the Director of the Department of Animal Care and Control and may be terminated at any time for any reason. (Ord. 91-29, 8/13/91; Ord. 01-12, 7/10/01)

8.16.050 Expense Reimbursement.

Each volunteer shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary travel expenses if required to travel in the performance of duties, including transportation, meals and lodging, in accordance with the provisions of Ordinance 4099, the County of Los Angeles Administrative Code. (Ord. 91-29, 8/13/91)

8.16.060 Duties.

A.    All volunteers participating in this volunteer program shall be responsible to and take direction from the Director and such of his deputies as he shall authorize.

B.    The duties of the volunteers consist of the following:

1.    To assist the Department in reuniting lost pets with their rightful owners through the use of lost-and-found newspaper ads, stray animal lists of each center, telephone calls of lost-and-found animals received by animal control personnel, and information sheets of other shelters and other possible means of locating lost pets;

2.    To assist the Department in escorting elementary school classes, civic groups, and 4-H Clubs through the animal control centers;

3.    To assist the Department of Animal Care and Control in promoting the low-cost spay and neuter clinics; and

4.    To assist in promoting the purchase of animals from the Department of Animal Care and Control centers;

C.    In addition to the duties designated in subsection (B) of this section, each volunteer shall have such additional duties as the Director shall prescribe. (Ord. 91-29, 8/13/91; Ord. 01-12, 7/10/01)