Animal Shelter Advisory Committee / BARC


  • 12 p.m.
  • Meets quarterly on Thursdays
  • Location varies
  • Phone: 956-542-3437


  • Each member shall be appointed by the City Commission with the exception of the City Health Authority.
  • Each appointed member shall serve a term of 2 years. No limit is set forth on the number of terms a member may serve.
  • 9 members:
    • 5 citizens
    • 1 City Health Authority
    • 1 City Commissioner
    • 1 representative from an animal welfare organization
    • 1 licensed veterinarian


The Animal Advisory Committee was created by Ordinance #88-1169 on February 16, 1988, amended by Ordinance #98-1169-A on May 5, 1998, dissolving both the Animal Advisory Committee and the New Animal Shelter Advisory Committee, and creating the Animal Shelter Advisory Committee by adding Section 7-60 of the City Ordinances and amended by Ordinance #2006-1169-B on March 21, 2006. The committee oversees the operations of the animal shelter, and suggests necessary modifications to the City of Brownsville Code of Ordinances relating to animals and animal control.