Office of Animal Services

The mission of the Montgomery County Office of Animal Services (OAS) is to serve and protect the animals and citizens in our community with a high-level of competency and compassion. The Office of Animal Services strengthens the human-animal bond through education, humane law enforcement, and the promotion of responsible guardianship.

Department Performance Measures

Montgomery County departments are broken out into discrete programs for the purposes of Outcome Based Budgeting. A program is an activity or set of activities performed by County government that has:

  • identifiable costs for budgeting purposes
  • a clear public purpose and measurable results, and
  • clear lines of accountability for its performance and financial management

The following are the performance measures for programs within the Office of Animal Services. In our performance framework there are three categories of measures:

  • How much did we do? (quantity)
  • How well did we do it? (quality)
  • Is anyone better off? (effect or impact)

Click on the chart below to explore how the Office of Animal Services is funded.