Should WeHo City Establish an Animal Companion Tribute at a City Park?

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The City of West Hollywood is seeking input from community members on whether or not the city should establish an animal companion tribute at a city park. The city is considering a proposal to honor pets that have passed away in a meaningful way.

Two public meetings will be hosted in September to collect community input:

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The first virtual outreach meeting will take place via Zoom on Monday, September 13, 2021 at 6 p.m. Community members may register in advance by clicking here.

The second virtual outreach meeting will take place via Zoom on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 10 a.m. Community members may register in advance by clicking here.

The City of West Hollywood City Council directed staff and the Public Facilities Commission to evaluate the community’s interest in, and feasibility of establishing a tribute/memorial in honor of community members’ companion animals that have passed away. An outreach plan was been developed to collect public input on a possible pet memorial, which included a survey as well as two virtual outreach meetings to be scheduled in the summer.

The survey, which ended on May 31st, asked the following questions:

1. Would you like to see some form of a tribute to pets at a City Park?
*if so, which City Park would you prefer?
2. Do you currently have a companion pet? *If you answered no: Have you had a companion pet in the past?
3. How often do you visit a City of West Hollywood Park?
4. If the City were to place some type of tribute to pets at a City Park what would you prefer?
5. Please feel free to provide any additional ideas or thoughts you
may have below.
6. How did you hear about this survey?

Staff will share the results of the citywide survey at the two upcoming meetings.

The City of West Hollywood has a history of supporting measures that promote the protection of animal rights and the City is often recognized as one of the most animal-friendly and pet-friendly municipalities in the nation. The City continues to support legislation and policies to promote animal welfare and address the needs of individuals with an animal companion and service animals in West Hollywood.

For more information an a pozsslibe animal companion tribute, please contact City of West Hollywood Senior Administrative Analyst Erin Hamant at (323) 848-6859 or ehamant@weho.org.

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