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Animal Control Commission
The Animal Control commission was established by County Code, Title 9, in 1978. The Commission has the authority, upon citizen complaint, to grant and hold hearings on violations of the Animal Control Ordinance. Under this authority, the Commission has broad ranging powers. If the Commission finds a person in violation of the County Animal Control Ordinance, they may place restrictions on the owner and the animal. They have the power, under the ordinance, to order an animal euthanized or impounded and not returned to the owner. The Commission has the power to subpoena witnesses to testify.
The Animal Control Commission is also responsible for setting fines for violations of the Animal Control Ordinance and fees that are charged by the Department of Animal Control for such things as adoptions, redemptions, licenses, spay/neuter fees and any other fees charged by the Department.
The Commission also has the duty to annually review the Animal Control Ordinance and suggest any changes to the Board of County Commissioners concerning updates or revisions that are necessary to keep the Animal Control Ordinance viable and up-to-date.
|| DATE APPOINTED
|| TERM/EXPIRATION |
| Tom Gannon
| Lori O'Connell
| Virginia Williams
Updated: April 11, 2013