Seven individuals have been appointed to the newly developed Bismarck Animal Advisory Board.

Thirteen applications were received, then reviewed by the police department and city administration. Consideration was given to individuals who represent a diverse membership from an array of companion animal businesses and organizations.

Appointed to the board are Josh Askvig, city commissioner; Terry Lincoln, director of the Dakota Zoo; Sue Buchholz, shelter director of the Central Dakota Humane Society; Barb Plum, Bismarck Kennel Club member and former manager of the Pet Connection Humane Society; Stacy Voegele, owner of the Critter Sitter; Tait Sundstrom, graphic designer and volunteer at Kitty City and CDHS; and Terri Benson-Holmstrum, member of Mocha's Mission and Furry Friends Rockin' Rescue.

The purpose of the board is to advise the Bismarck Police Department on companion animal policies and to promote collaboration between the city and private citizens, institutions and agencies interested in activities relating to companion animals in the city.

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