This Committee advises and makes recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners and the Hillsborough County Pet Resources Department on issues concerning the long range plans, general policies, shelter programs and services in the County.

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Additionally, it advises the BOCC and county administration regarding revisions to the Animal Ordinance, animal related resolutions, and policies concerning companion animals in Hillsborough County.


The membership of this Committee shall be comprised of ten members appointed as follows:

  • Hillsborough County Commissioners - 1 member each
  • Hillsborough County Veterinarian Medical Society - 2 members
  • Humane Society of Tampa Bay Board of Directors - 1 member


Members shall serve four year terms. Members may not serve more than two full consecutive terms.


BOCC Resolution 95-259, 96-199, 97-017, and 03-013.


Six times a year, 4th Wednesday, 6:30 PM
Pet Resource Center

February 2024
Last Modified: 2/21/2024, 2:52:38 PM
Animal Advisory Committee
Gisela Garcia Tames - Meeting Manager
(813) 612-5385
Dr. Bryan Clarke
HC Veterinary Medical Society
5/18/2022 - 5/19/2026
Dr. Betsy Coville
Appointed by Commissioner Pat Kemp
1/27/2021 - 12/31/2024
Dr. Courtney Pellerin
Appointed by Commissioner Joshua Wostal
2/15/2023 - 12/30/2026
Ms. Amy Pittman
Appointed by Commissioner Harry Cohen
9/10/2021 - 11/30/2026 *
Mr. Lon Savini
Humane Society of Tampa Bay
4/18/2018 - 2/15/2027 *
Ms. Judith Seltrecht
Appointed by Commissioner Michael Owen
1/3/2023 - 11/30/2024
Appointed by Commissioner Ken Hagan
HC Veterinary Medical Society
Appointed by Commissioner Donna Cameron-Cepeda
Appointed by Commissioner Gwen Myers

* reappointed

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