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Animal Matters Hearing Board
The Animal Matters Hearing Board (AMHB) will hear and decide administrative appeals pertaining to the enforcement of the provisions of Chapter7 of the Calvert County Code; and the only advisory board to make recommendations for the amendment to the chapter.

A person aggrieved by the decision of the AMHB could petition the Circuit Court to review that decision.

The Animal Matters Hearing Board shall consist of at least five (5) and not more than seven (7) members.
    One shall be with an affiliation with an animal welfare rescue group;
    One shall be with a professional animal organization such as a hunt club, American Kennel Club, or K-9 search and rescue;
    One Deputy Sheriff, selected by the Sheriff;
    One shall be a Veterinarian, or Veterinarian Technician (with three or more years of experience);
    Up to three (3) members shall be citizens (without affiliation of an animal welfare rescue group)

Dr. Nancy E. Ball, Veterinarian
Mr. Charles A. Bucy, Citizen
Ms. Laurel M. Matthews, Citizen
Ms. Karen Myers, Animal Welfare Rescue Group Affiliation
Mr. Thomas S. Phelps, Deputy
Ms. Denise R. Pinder, Citizen
Ms. Helen A. Prince, Professional Animal Organization Affiliation 

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday, monthly, at 6:30 p.m. at the Public Safety Facility located at 315 Stafford Road, Barstow, MD 20610. 

Animal Matters Hearing Board complies with the Open Meetings Act by publishing monthly meetings:
Agendas and Minutes.

Patricia A. Helms, Executive Administrative Assistant I, Department of Public Safety

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