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

June 2024
Last Modified: 4/24/2024, 1:22:17 PM
Animal Advisory Committee
Gisela Garcia Tames - Meeting Manager
(813) 612-5385
Ms. Amy Pittman
#1 Appointed by Commissioner Harry Cohen
9/10/2021 - 11/30/2026 *
#2 Appointed by Commissioner Ken Hagan
#3 Appointed by Commissioner Gwen Myers
Ms. Judith Seltrecht
#4 Appointed by Commissioner Michael Owen
1/3/2023 - 11/30/2024
#5 Appointed by Commissioner Donna Cameron-Cepeda
Dr. Betsy Coville
#6 Appointed by Commissioner Pat Kemp
1/27/2021 - 12/31/2024
Dr. Courtney Pellerin
#7 Appointed by Commissioner Joshua Wostal
2/15/2023 - 12/30/2026
Dr. Bryan Clarke
#8 HC Veterinary Medical Society
5/18/2022 - 5/19/2026
#8 HC Veterinary Medical Society
Mr. Lon Savini
#9 Humane Society of Tampa Bay
4/18/2018 - 2/15/2027 *

* reappointed

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