Animal Control Advisory Board

Regular Meetings
  • Open to the General Public
  • Please call 410-638-1466 for meeting time and location
County Health Department
  • David A. Reiher
    Term expires: December 2014
4 Residents of Harford County
  • Alma S. Contrino
    Term expires: December 2014
  • Keith A Gold
    Term expires: December 2014
  • Ann M. Schultz
    Term expires: December 2014
  • Mark E. Willem
    Term expires: December 2014
Harford County Veterinarian
  • Gretchen E. Ruby
    Term expires: December 2014
Humane Society
  • Mary A. Leavens
    Term expires: December 2014
The Animal Control Advisory Commission consists of the following persons:
  • 4 residents of Harford County
  • A Harford County veterinarian
  • A member of the County Health Department
  • Director or designee of the Director of Humane Society of Harford County, Inc.
The Director of the Department of Inspections, Licenses, and Permits and the Chief of Animal Control shall be ex officio members of the commission.

Created By
  • Harford County Code, Article XXVII, Section 9-174
In A Brief
  • Oversee formal complaints which related to animals
All members shall be appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. The members shall serve 4-year terms coterminous with the term of the County Executive, who shall appoint a chairperson.

The commission will meet as often as it deems necessary to hear formal complaints which relate to animals and to conduct such other business with the authority set forth in the code. The Animal Control Advisory Commission shall hear or designate persons to hear and determine appeals by any person, firm, or corporation aggrieved by the issuance or denial of a pet shop or kennel license by the Department. The commission shall keep records and be directly responsible to the County Executive.