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Animal Services is jointly operated by the cities of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and unincorporated Thurston County. This arrangement allows the jurisdictions to share resources and provide the highest quality of service to the community and its pets.

Vision:    Our vision is to build a safe and humane community for humans and animals

Mission:  To foster an environment of respect, responsibility, and compassion for all

               animals through learning, legislation and leadership.

 Goals:    Ensure and advocate for animal welfare, Promote public safety, Support responsible

               Animal Ownership



2018 JASCOM Board Members:

Michael Althauser
City of Tumwater, 555 Israel Rd SW, Tumwater, WA  98501
Email: malthauser@ci.tumwater.wa.us  Phone (360) 754-4120

Lisa Parshley
City of Olympia, PO Box 1967, Olympia, WA  98507-1967
Email: lparshle@ci.olympia.wa.us  Phone: (360) 810-0011

John Hutchings
Thurston County, 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Rm 269, Olympia, WA  98501
Email: hutchjf@co.thurston.wa.us  Phone: (360) 357-2470

Cynthia Pratt
City of Lacey, 420 College St SE, Lacey, WA  98503
Email: cpratt@ci.lacey.wa.us  

Dr. Kristin Ripka, South Sound Veterinary community
Doug Howie, Thurston County Humane Society

Meeting Schedule for 2018

JASCOM (Joint Animal Services Commission) meets each month to establish goals, discuss various animal-related issues and act on matters as necessary. If you would like to attend a meeting, please call or EMAIL Animal Services’ Executive Director, Ric Torgerson, to verify that the meeting date, time and location are correct. Ric’s phone number is (360) 352-2510, ext. 1006.

Meetings will be held on the first Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at Lacey City Hall, Executive Boardroom, 420 College St SE, Lacey, WA, unless otherwise posted.

Next Meeting

Notice is Hereby Given That the Joint Animal Services Commission will conduct a final public hearing on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 5:30 p.m., to receive public comment on the Animal Services 2019 Proposed Budget.  The hearing will be held at Lacey City Hall, 420 College Street in the Executive Board Room.  Copies of the proposed budget will be available to the public at Lacey City Hall – City Manager’s counter.

Persons wishing to testify on this issue should attend the public hearing and be heard.  If unable to attend, written comments should be sent to Animal Services, 3120 Martin Way, Olympia, WA 98506 prior to the date of the hearing.

For additional information, contact

Interim Animal Services Director Heather Leu at (360) 352-2510, ext. 1008.

Agenda Packets

December 3, 2015 January 7, 2016 February 4, 2016
March 3, 2016 April 7, 2016 May 5, 2016
June 9, 2016 July 7, 2016 August 20, 2016
October 20, 2016 November 3, 2016 December 1, 2016
January 5, 2017 March 9, 2017 April 6, 2017
May 31, 2017 July 6, 2017 August 3, 2017
September 7, 2017 October 5, 2017 November 2, 2017
December 7, 2017  January 4, 2018  February 1, 2018
 March 1, 2018

August 2, 2018

November 1, 2018


 April 5, 2018

September 7, 2018

December 6, 2018

 May 3, 2018

October 4, 2018