Companion Animal Welfare Advisory Committee

On Monday, December 12, 2016 the Companion Animal Welfare Advisory Committee members unanimously voted to disband the committee.  For information on volunteer opportunities or other ways you can help the animal shelter, please contact our office at 301-600-1546 or


  • The committee meets quarterly (March, June, Sept, Dec) on the second Monday of the month. *Meeting dates and times are subject to change. Please contact the committee by email to confirm.
  • 7pm - 9pm
  • Animal Control Center
    1832 Rosemont Ave.
    Frederick, MD 21702


  • Ms. Doree Lynn Miles, Chairperson
  • Mr. John Abbott, Vice Chairperson
  • Dr. Felicia Langel, V.M.D., Ph.D, Secretary
  • Mr. John Junkins
  • Dr. Daniel Pare
  • Ms. Stephanie Mizell
  • Ms. Shannon Angelopoulos

Mission Statement

The mission of the Companion Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (CAWAC) is to ensure that county programs, policies and procedures adequately address the welfare of companion animals and to provide a public forum for citizen concerns and complaints.

Duties of the Committee

  • Advising the Board of County Commissioners and other county officials on any programs, policies, procedures, laws or ordinances that affect companion animal welfare. The Advisory Committee shall not have a role in the day-to-day operations and management decisions of the Animal Control Division
  • Reviewing the operation of the Frederick County Animal Control Center functions and offer suggestions or make recommendations
  • Reviewing and evaluating citizen concerns / complaints regarding companion animal welfare issues and make recommendations as appropriate
For more information about C.A.W.A.C or questions, please email the commmittee.

Frederick County Animal Control Division

Committee Charter