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Board Information

The duties of the Animal Services Board are:

Hear appeals from determinations of the Animal Services Director (or his designee) concerning potentially dangerous, dangerous or vicious dogs;

  • Hear any other appeals provided for by ordinance concerning determinations of the Animal Services Department;
  • Provide advice and information to the Animal Services Department;
  • Upon coordination with the Animal Services Director, make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners for the betterment of the county’s Animal Services program;
  • In conjunction with the Animal Services Department and the county’s Communications Manager, provide for a program of public education, information and outreach concerning responsible pet ownership, animal cruelty, and the county’s Animal Services program;
  • Select officers of the board, including a chairperson, and adopt rules of procedure.

Meetings: First Monday of every other month (February/April/June/August/October/December) at 6 p.m. (No meetings held on first day of any month.) The average length of a meeting varies.

Meeting Location: Animal Services Department 4704 Corporation Dr., Fayetteville, NC

Fill out a Board Member Application to apply.

Statutory Authorization: Section 3-28.1 of the Cumberland County Code

Member Specifications:

7 Members with Specific Categories:

  • Person with knowledge and experience in dog behavior and/or handling position (1)
  • Person who works in promoting goals of the animal protection society or the humane society or another such broadly-based and representative organization interested in the care and protection of animals position (1)
  • Ex-Officio, the veterinarian employed by Animal Services Department position (1)
  • At-Large positions (2)
  • City of Fayetteville resident positions (2)

Term: 2 Years

Compensation: None

Members:

Michelle Harris, Chair
Jill Deems, Vice Chair
Jennifer Castello
Jeffery Brooks
Dr. April Kelly
Charlotte Davis
Shannon Pingitore

Contact Info:
Cumberland County Animal Services Department
Elaine Smith, RVT, Director
Phone: 910-321-6857

  • Contact Us

    Phone: 910-321-6852
    Address:

    4704 Corporation Drive
    Fayetteville, NC 28306

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    Director: Elaine Smith, RVT

    Contact Us

    Phone: 910-321-6852
    Fax: 910-223-3357
    Email:
    email_envelope
    Director: Elaine Smith, RVT
    Address:

    4704 Corporation Drive
    Fayetteville, NC 28306

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