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Animal Care Advisory Committee

The Animal Care Advisory Committee does not operate in a regulatory or authoritative capacity, but rather is available to assist Animal Care concerning animal issues or shelter programs and services.

The Committee also helps to administer the Animal Care Trust Fund and accepts and disburses gifts, grants and other awards of money paid to Broward County for the use and benefit of animals in the County.  

Created By

Broward County Resolution #2008-832, adopted November 13, 2008, establishing the Animal Care Advisory Committee.

Amended by Ordinance #2009-09, enacted March 10, 2009, sunsetting the Animal Care Trust Fund Committee; implementing the recommendation of the National Animal Control Association to transfer its duties to the Animal Care Advisory Committee.

Amended by Resolution #2018-267, adopted June 5, 2018 to implement to implement 2016 Sunset Review Recommendations


Eleven (11) members.

The Board shall appoint two (2) members of the Advisory Committee at large, neither of whom shall meet any of the categorical requirements set forth below.

Each County Commissioner shall appoint one (1) member whom shall represent a specific category chosen by draw as follows:

    1. Veterinarian licensed by the State of Florida who is currently practicing veterinary medicine in Broward County,  whose practice consists primarily of caring for domestic animals;
    2. Full-time employee of an animal welfare organization;
    3. Member of a local, nonprofit organization providing services to stray or unwanted animals;
    4. Certified Animal behaviorist;
    5. Full-time employee of a municipal animal regulatory agency empowered and authorized to enforce local ordinances;
    6. Full-time employee of a law enforcement agency, or a former employee of a law enforcement agency who has significant experience in investigating animal cruelty or other animal-related crimes;
    7. Full-time employee or active board member from a wildlife animal rescue organization who has at least one (1) year of experience actively managing operations in the organization;
    8. Owner, partner, or officer of the pet retail store who resides in Broward County, and whose business represents the local sales market; and
    9. Full-time employee from the State of Florida Broward County Health Department, or someone who specializes in epidemiology, zoonotic, or communicable diseases.


Section 1-233 of Chapter 1, Article XII, Broward County Code of Ordinances, as may be amended from time to time.


A majority of the total appointed board members.


Damaris Henlon, Assistant County Attorney


Bettina Kuske, Administrative Coordinator
954-359-1313 ext. 9850
For advisory committee related questions, email:
For general inquiries, email: 




Quarterly, Friday at 11:15AM. 
2400 SW 42nd St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Shall meet a minimum of four (4) times per calendar year.  


Financial Disclosure not required.

Updated 11/08/19​​​​​​