One Commissioners Court member is appointed by the Court to the shelter board. Other board members are appointed by participating cities. The advisory board is appointed by the Shelter’s Board of Directors.
The Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter is a collaborative effort between Williamson County and the cities of Round Rock, Cedar Park, Hutto, and Leander. The shelter's objectives are to increase pet adoptions and lost pet reclaims; emphasize humane care for lost, unwanted, or displaced pets; assist animal control public safety efforts by providing a secure area for dangerous animals and a safe haven for strays; and reduce the costs to each participating entity through a shared regional facility.