Council Membership
City of Indian Wells
Mayor Ty Peabody,Chairman
Mayor Pro Tem Dana Reed (Alternate)

City of Desert Hot Springs
Councilmember Joe McKee,

City of Cathedral City
Councilmember Mark Carnevale
Mayor Stan Henry (Alternate)
Earl Moss, Police Captain (Alternate)

City of Coachella
Councilmember Betty Sanchez
Vacant (Alternate)

City of Indio
Councilmember Glenn Miller
Mayor Elaine Holmes (Alternate)

City of La Quinta
Councilmember Steve Sanchez
Councilmember Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Alternate)

City of Palm Desert
Councilmember Kathleen Kelly
Frankie Riddle (Alternate)

City of Rancho Mirage
Councilmember G. Dana Hobart
Councilmember Ted Weill (Alternate)

County of Riverside
Fourth District Supervisor V. Manuel Perez
Pat Cooper, Legislative Assistant (Alternate)
Fifth District Supervisor Marion Ashley

Animal Samaritans
Len D. Betz, President, Ex-Oficio
Tom Snyder, CEO
Palm Springs Animal Shelter
Daniel Sumner, Director of Operations

Friends of Palm Springs Animal Shelter
Tamara Hedges, Vice President, Ex-Oficio

County Staff
Laurie Dozier, Executive Assistant I


Coachella Valley Animal Campus Commission

The Coachella Valley Animal Campus, located in Thousand Palms at 72-050 Petland Place, opened in 2005.  The facility is a partnership with Riverside County Department of Animal Services, Animal Samaritans and the Coachella Valley cities of Cathedral City, Coachella, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert and Rancho Mirage.  The Coachella Valley Animal Campus Commission is comprised of one representative from each member city and county staff.


Commission Membership

The members of the Animal Commission are appointed by cities.  A current list of Commission members may be found on the left sidebar.


Meeting Schedule

The Animal Commission meets quarterly (every three months) on the second Thursday at 9:30 a.m.  The meeting is held at the Animal Campus, 72-050 Petland Place, Thousand Palms.

To add an item to the agenda, please contact Laurie Dozier at the Department of Animal Services, 951-358-7442 or via email,     



Coachella Valley Animal Campus
Riverside County Department of Animal Services

Coachella Valley Animal Campus

Meeting Agendas

May 10, 2018 
Feb. 8, 2018 
Notice of Nov. 9, 2017 Meeting Cancelation 
Sept. 27, 2017 
Notice of Sept. 14, 2017 Meeting Postponement 
Notice of Meeting Cancelation
July 13, 2017
May 11, 2017
March 9, 2017
January 12, 2017
November 10, 2016


Meeting Minutes

September 27, 2017

May 11, 2017
March 9, 2017 
November 10, 2016
September 8, 2016
July 14, 2016
May 12, 2016
March 10, 2016



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