Essex County Virginia

Animal Control Advisory Commission

Essex County Animal Control Advisory Commission

Purpose of the Commission:
The Essex County Animal Control Advisory Commission acts in an advisory capacity and reports to the County Administrator in the review and development of rules, regulations and ordinances for the care and control of animals within the County; studies and makes recommendations regarding the acquisition and provision of services and facilities for the care and control of animals by the County.

Major Commission Activities:
The commission takes part in many issues related to animals; addressing the health, welfare and safety of animals and people in our community. Some of the principal matters the commission will focus on include, but not limited to:
Strategic planning for the animal care and control services program
Increasing animals adopted, claimed, and rescued
expanding public education on spay and neuter of pets and importance of regular visits to the vet
Reviewing and making recommendations on ordinances related to animals
Volunteer program

Commission Meetings:
Commission meetings for 2018 will be held on January 16, April 17, June 19, August 21, and October 16. Meetings will be in the Beale Admin Conference room at 202 South Church Lane, Tappahannock, VA and begin at 4:30 PM.
Member Name  First Appointed    Term Expires 
Kelly Cooke   03/10/2015    12/31/2022
Emerson Hughes   12/09/2014   12/31/2025