Animal Management & Welfare Advisory Board

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This Board makes general recommendations to the Mayor and City Council in regard to the efficient and humane operation of the Animal Management & Welfare Department, the enforcement of animal control state laws and City ordinances, and changes to ordinances or statutes pertaining to animals. This Board also serves as advocates for the humane treatment of animals, while maintaining an awareness of the needs to protect and enhance the environment of the City.

Advisory Board Members are appointed by the City Commissioners. They do not have any responsibility in the day to day operations of Animal Management & Welfare. The Board serves in a capacity to be a voice for the community with regards to animal welfare issues abroad. The Animal Management & Welfare Advisory Board strives to be as responsive as reasonably possible. They encourage productive citizen communication and participation.


This Board has five (5) members, two (2) of whom may be recommended by the Amarillo Panhandle Humane Society.

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 Humane Society Appointed


Vice Chair: Chris Wrampelmeier  Chris Wrampelmeier

- Acting Board Chair                      

Humane Society Appointed

Email: ckw at uwlaw dot com



At-Large: Kellie Dodson DVM

Email: kellie at amarillovet dot com


At-Large: Dale Potter

Email: aamwpotter at hotmail dot com


At-Large: Melanie Davidson

Email: Pending


The Animal Management & Welfare Advisory Board meets for Work Session on the third floor, Room 303, City Council Conference Room, City Hall, 601 South Buchanan, Amarillo, Texas and for the regular meeting in the City Council Chamber on the third floor of City Hall.


October 10th 2018 - Canceled

  • Work Session 4:30PM - Canceled
  • Meeting 5:30PM - Canceled

November 28th 2018

  • Meeting 4:30PM    
  • Date for future meetings will be set during this meeting

This schedule is subject to change. Please rely on the official “Boards & Commissions: Animal Management & Welfare Advisory Board Posting Page” for dates, times, and locations.